credible witness
n.
A trustworthy witness whose testimony is believable.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


credible witness
A witness whose testimony is believable based on his or her experience, knowledge, training, and appearance of honesty and forthrightness.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

credible witness
n.
   a witness whose testimony is more than likely to be true based on his/her experience, knowledge, training and appearance of honesty and forthrightness, as well as common human experience. This is subjective in that the trier of fact (judge or jury) may be influenced by the demeanor of the witness or other factors.
   See also: credibility

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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