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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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Another eye-witness, Mohd Taufeeq, who sells tea at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, said the day has left a lasting effect on him.
Eye-witness Shaunna Tweddle, 23, said: "The coppers came and kicked the door in and took the blokes out.
The eye-witness is said to have spotted many flying objects in the same night.
As reporter after reporter told chilling eye-witness accounts of the horror of Port-au-Prince, there was no sign of Charlie.
Eye-witness accounts appeared to back up reports of a bomb blast.
Eye-witness Kyle Davies, aged 18, from Longford, said: "I saw the helicopter and thought, 'I'm gonna follow that'.
Injured eye-witness Ramin Khan said: "It was a huge explosion.
But she stressed David's desperate plight will be aired in the form of eye-witness accounts and radio conversation.
Harlan's personal eye-witness story begins in the summer of 1942 at MacDill Field, Tampa, Florida where the pilots first learned to master their temperamental B-26 bombers.
Eye-witness Michelle Burns, who was drinking in the nearby Great Western pub, said: 'We just heard lots of shouting and police telling everyone to move away.
An eye-witness to Stephen Lawlor's shooting was Joseph Rothwell and the allegations against Lyn Clarke involved her asking his mother, Joan Rothwell,on June 8 last year to ask him to retract his witness statement to help Peter Clarke's conviction appeal.
They really need just one little piece of the jigsaw puzzle - one eye-witness.