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witness corner

noun, Surveying
1.
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
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism
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