English version

witness box

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
witness boxˈwitness box British English, witness stand American English noun [countable]  SCTthe place in a court of law where a witness stands to answer questions
Examples from the Corpus
witness boxHowever, his appearance in the witness box in support of Gary Blissett in the John Uzzell case was plain barmy.Graham Kelly should be putting his own house in order, not making guest appearances in the witness box.Evidence depends upon witnesses and, to some extent, their credibility is dependent upon their performance in the witness box.Hodgson was in the witness box yesterday for the first time in the trial - now in its fifth week.However, the theme of attempting to discredit the woman in the witness box continues.As it was, when she left the witness box she also left everyone in court in considerable doubt.As the Inspector stepped out of the witness box I felt confident enough to look him straight in the eye.Paul Menzies left the dock and walked slowly over to the witness box.
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