disinterested witness
A witness who has no personal interest in the case.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • disinterested — UK [dɪsˈɪntrəstɪd] / US [dɪsˈɪntrəstəd] adjective 1) not involved in something and therefore able to judge it fairly a disinterested witness and observer disinterested advice 2) not interested. Many people think that this use of the word is not… …   English dictionary

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