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queen's evidence

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king's evidence
(when the sovereign is male) another name for queen's evidence

queen's evidence
English law Also called (when the sovereign is male): king's evidence, US equivalent: state's evidence (when the sovereign is female) evidence given for the Crown against his or her former associates in crime by an accomplice (esp in the phrase turn queen's evidence)

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