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Saturday, September 05, 2015
Definitions for earwitness
  1. Law. a person who testifies or can testify to what he or she has heard.

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Citations for earwitness
Such is the rather meagre account, as given by one ear-witness, of Patrick Henry's first speech in the Congress of 1774. Moses Coit Tyler, American Statesmen: Patrick Henry, 1887
If it came only through the second or third hand, it may be proper to suspend the full belief, until we have seen the eye-witness, or the ear-witness. Henry Thornton, Family Commentary on Portions of the Pentateuch, 1837
Origin of earwitness
1585-1595
Earwitness entered English in the 1500s around the same time as eyewitness, however the latter is far more common.
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