subscribing witness
A person who signs a document indicating that they have witnessed a signature. For example, a person who witnesses the signing of a will is a subscribing witness.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • competent attesting witness — One legally competent, as of the time of the attestation and as determined by the substantive law of wills, to testify in a court of justice the facts which he attests by signing his name to the will as a subscribing witness, not being… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • ψευδοκλητεία — ψευδοκλητείᾱ , ψευδοκλητεία the offence of falsely subscribing one s name as witness to a summons fem nom/voc/acc dual ψευδοκλητείᾱ , ψευδοκλητεία the offence of falsely subscribing one s name as witness to a summons fem nom/voc sg (attic doric …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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