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witness corner

noun, Surveying
a point, marked by a monument, situated at a known distance from and bearing relative to a corner that is used as a reference point but on which it is impossible to place a monument.
Compare corner (def 10a).
Origin of witness corner
1915-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In such cases a witness corner should be established on the line at a secure point near the true point for the meander corner.

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