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witness stand

noun
1.
the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.
Also called, especially British, witness-box.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for witness stand
  • She was asked, on the witness stand at her hearing, where she went to high school.
  • And the former governor finally makes good on his oft-repeated promise to face prosecutors from the witness stand.
  • The witness's name will be called and he/she will approach the witness stand.
  • During their testimony, they sit on the witness stand, facing the courtroom.
  • Counsel may not approach opposing counsel's table or the witness stand without court permission.
  • Monitors are mounted on the judge's bench, witness stand and counsel tables.
British Dictionary definitions for witness stand

witness box

noun
1.
the place in a court of law in which witnesses stand to give evidence
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