witness stand
witness stand n: stand

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

witness stand
index stand (witness ' place in court)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


witness stand
A chair at the end of the judge's bench, on the jury box side, where a witness sits and gives testimony after being sworn to tell the truth. When called to testify, the witness "takes the stand." Most witness stands are equipped with a microphone so that everyone can hear the testimony.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

witness stand
n.
   a chair at the end of the judge's bench on the jury box side, usually with a low "modesty screen," where a witness sits and gives testimony after he/she has sworn to tell the truth. When called to testify the witness "takes the stand." Most witness stands are equipped with a microphone linked to an amplifying system so that judge, attorneys and jury can hear the testimony clearly.
   See also: witness

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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