king's evidence


noun British Law.

evidence for the crown given by an accused person against his or her alleged accomplices.

Nearby words

  1. king's champion,
  2. king's color,
  3. king's counsel,
  4. king's crown,
  5. king's english,
  6. king's evil,
  7. king's highway,
  8. king's lynn,
  9. king's mark,
  10. king's men


Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen's evidence.

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British Dictionary definitions for king's evidence

king's evidence

noun

(when the sovereign is male) another name for queen's evidence
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