corroborating witness
A witness whose testimony supports or confirms testimony already given.
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  • witness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. testimony, proof, evidence, corroboration; deponent, eyewitness; testifier, attestor; beholder, observer. v. t. see, observe; attest, sign, subscribe to, bear witness to. See presence. II (Roget s IV) …   English dictionary for students

  • Corroborating evidence — (in corroboration ) is evidence that tends to support a proposition that is already supported by some evidence, therefore confirming the proposition. For example, W, a witness, testifies that she saw X drive his automobile into a green car.… …   Wikipedia

  • WITNESS — (Heb. עֵד, one that has personal knowledge of an event or a fact. The evidence of at least two witnesses was required for convicting the accused (Num. 35:30; Deut. 17:6; 19:15; cf. I Kings 21:10, 13). Commercial transactions of importance took… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • corroborating evidence — Additional evidence of a different character to the same point. People v Sternberg, 111 Cal 11, 43 P 201. Such evidence as tends to confirm and strengthen the testimony of the witness sought to be corroborated; that is, such as tends to show its… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Witness (NCIS) — Infobox Television episode | Title = Witness Colour = Series = NCIS Season = 2 Episode = 14 Airdate = February 15, 2005 Production = 02x14 Writer = George Schenck Frank Cardea Director = James Whitmore, Jr. Guests = Danica McKellar as Erin… …   Wikipedia

  • corroborating circumstances — Facts which tend to support the testimony of a witness, especially circumstances which tend to fix the transaction in the mind of the witness. 58 Am J1st Witn §§ 807, 808 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • two witness rule — This rule requires that falsity element of a perjury conviction be supported either by direct testimony of two witnesses or by direct testimony of one witness plus independent corroborating evidence. People v. Fueston, Colo.App., 717 P.2d 978,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • two-witness rule — A rule provided by statute in some jurisdictions which requires for conviction in a capital case the testimony of at least two witnesses. State v Palko, 122 Conn 529, 191 A 320, 113 ALR 628, affd 302 US 319, 82 L Ed 288, 58 S Ct 149. The rule in… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • corroborate — cor·rob·o·rate /kə rä bə ˌrāt/ vt rat·ed, rat·ing [Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare to strengthen, from com , prefix marking completion + robur strength, literally, oak tree]: to support with evidence or authority: strengthen or …   Law dictionary

  • The Target (The Wire episode) — Infobox The Wire episode caption = episode name = The Target episode no = 1 epigraph = ...when it s not your turn. McNulty teleplay = David Simon story = David Simon and Ed Burns writer = director = Clark Johnson guest star = see below prod code …   Wikipedia

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