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a person who is present and can testify that he or she has personally observed an event, such as the signing of a will or consent form.


A body sample (e.g., a spot of blood or strand of hair) that is believed by the practitioners of radionics to be able to transmit vibrational energies from its owner.


Choice in dying A person who is not a spouse or blood relative of a dying Pt; employees of health care facilities, who act in good faith, can act as witnesses with regard to end-of-life decisions Forensic medicine
1. A person who has seen an act.
2. A person qualified by education and/or experience to testify as to a thing. See Expert witness, Physician expert witness.


n one who has knowledge of an event; a person whose declaration under oath is received as evidence for any purpose.
witness, expert,
n a person whose education, training, and experience can provide the court with an assessment, opinion, or judgment within the area of his or her competence, which is not considered known or available to the general public.
witness, hostile,
n witness who manifests so much hostility or prejudice under examination (in chief or direct) that the party who has called the witness is allowed to cross-examine the witness (i.e., to treat him or her as though he or she had been called by the opposite party).
witness, lay,
n a witness who testifies only to firsthand knowledge of facts before judge and jury, different from an expert witness in that the witness is not allowed to testify to theories or hypothesize based on education or expertise.
witness marks,
n.pl the small hemispheric depressions that may be prepared in the bone surface in lieu of abutment grooves as a guide for seating the abutment posts of the implant.

Patient discussion about witness


A. How old are you now?
What are your interests?
Are you sure the problem getting a job is your speech and not the way to dress or present yourself?
What other jobs have you held in the past and what happened to them?
I can think of a few places I have run into people with speech problems, such as the cable man or a waitress at a local restaurant. Consider asking a speech therapist what kinds of jobs other people with your particular problem hold.

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Starting out as a trio in 2007, Eye Witness became its current two-piece configuration in 2009 and has been ever since.
The eye witness added: "Part of the bridge is taped off and the Taff Trail on the Gabalfa side is closed off for about 100 metres.
But suddenly one of them took out a sword and chopped off the head of the girl, and picked up her head and started walking," said an eye witness.
According the eye witness she discussed with her Turkish boy friend before the suicide.
Eye Witness performs with Brown Bird, Anomopoly, and Mister Sister today at Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St.
One eye witness said: "I was walking down the road behind where the car went up on the pavement.
He's a man who showed considerable courage after being an eye witness to the Les Reed murder in 1995 and giving evidence for the prosecution,' Mr Harding-Roberts added.
Eye witness Kevin Martins, a valeter at the Vauxhall dealership on Cuckoo Road, said: "The guy stood no chance.
IF an eye witness clears the accused, what jury would still return a guilty verdict?
Eye witness Darren Rushford, 19, said: "I heard a scream and looked up to see him falling.
They pushed him into a waiting car and sped away, said an eye witness.
An eye witness told Aswat al-Iraq that a suicidal terrorist, wearing the attire of a company belonging to the ministry of housing, was able to enter the site between the two holy mosques.