states evidences

state's evidence

evidence given by an accomplice in a crime who becomes a voluntary witness against the other defendants: The defendants' case was lost when one of them turned state's evidence.
evidence for the state, especially in criminal trials.

1790–1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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state's evidence
1.  the evidence for the prosecution given on behalf of a state in a criminal prosecution
2.  king's evidence, Brit equivalent: queen's evidence evidence given for the state by an accomplice against his former associates in crime (esp in the phrase turn state's evidence)

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