the place occupied by a person giving testimony in a court.
- Also called, especially British, witness-box.
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How to use witness stand in a sentence
One of them, for instance, did not mention Maxwell when she spoke to the FBI in 2007 about what transpired at Epstein’s home, but on the witness stand described Maxwell as a major presence at the Palm Beach residence.At closing arguments, Ghislaine Maxwell portrayed as both abuser and wrongly targeted victim | Shayna Jacobs | December 20, 2021 | Washington Post
The bespectacled mechanical engineer took his seat inside the cherry-wood witness stand.
Whatever Lenny gave up on the witness stand, there was a lot more to it.
Hearings are conducted in a tribunal at NYPD headquarters with a witness stand and other trappings of a courtroom.What It Looks Like When the New York City Police Commissioner Has “Unchecked Power” Over Officer Discipline | by Mollie Simon, Lena V. Groeger, Eric Umansky and Adriana Gallardo | December 11, 2020 | ProPublica
On the witness stand, De Jesus downplayed the amount of cooperation his group ever received from Arambula.
The defense called a group of young men to the witness stand, leading off with dancer/choreographer Wade Robson.Gavin Arvizo’s New Beginning: Jackson Abuse Accuser Gets Married at 24 | Diane Dimond | December 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The court then heard from Sollecito who sat at the witness stand to address the judge and lay judges hearing the case.
“The very rich, very poor, and the very famous get the worst medical care,” she said on the witness stand.Up to Speed: 5 Key Moments From the Michael Jackson AEG Trial | Christine Pelisek | September 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I just took a chance,” Brennan said from the witness stand.NYPD’s New Cops Sworn In at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center | Michael Daly | July 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“State your name to the court,” said Squire Barker, as the youth ascended the witness-stand.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
The poorest jack-leg lawyer we've got in Portal City would make a fool of you in five minutes on the witness-stand.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
On the day appointed for our preliminary examination, all of us except Frank were released and put on the witness-stand.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
The first book, called "On the witness stand," studied the relations of scientific psychology to crime and the law courts.Psychotherapy | Hugo Mnsterberg
If we can get just enough to make 'em afraid to put you onto the witness-stand, that much may make 'em quit their barking.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day