king's evidence


noun British Law.

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