eye·wit·ness n: one who sees an occurrence or object or sometimes experiences it through other senses (as hearing) and usu. reports or testifies about it

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun arbiter, attestant, attester, bystander, compurgator, corroborator, giver of evidence, identifier, informant, informer, looker-on, observer, one who obtains evidence first hand, one who personally observes an occurrence, one who testifies to what he has seen, onlooker, seer, spectator, spectator et testis, testifier, viewer, watcher II index bystander

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Someone who sees an event firsthand.

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

A person who has actually seen or observed an event and can so testify in court. Compare: earwitness.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. An individual who saw the occurrence of an event and may be called upon to testify about it in court.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An individual who was present during an event and is called by a party in a lawsuit to testify as to what he or she observed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An individual who was present during an event and is called by a party in a lawsuit to testify as to what he or she observed.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a person who has actually seen an event and can so testify in court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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