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expert witness

[ikspurt′, ek′spərt]
Etymology: L, experiri, to try; AS, witnes, knowledge
a person who has special knowledge of a subject about which a court requests testimony. Special knowledge may be acquired by experience, education, observation, or study but is not possessed by the average person. An expert witness provides testimony or informed opinions on evidence. This evidence often serves to educate the court and the jury in the subject under consideration.
A person qualified by education, training, experience, occupation, present position, degrees held, publications and professional organization membership that establishes authority as an expert to give opinions

expert witness

Forensic medicine A person qualified by education, training, experience, occupation, present position, degrees held, publications and professional organization membership that establishes authority as an expert to give opinions; EWs are permitted to offer opinions in court related to their area of expertise which would not be permitted a witness without such status. See Expert. Cf Hired gun, Whore.

ex·pert wit·ness

(eks'pĕrt wit'nĕs)
In health care, someone with special training who testifies for the defense or prosecution in a court case to clarify esoteric points for the jury or judge.

expert witness,

n a person sufficiently trained in a given area of expertise who can give testimony relevant to a case in court.

ex·pert wit·ness

(eks'pĕrt wit'nĕs)
In health care, someone with special training who testifies for the defense or prosecution in court.
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