reputation witness

reputation witness
+Person giving evidence of a person’s reputation in the community. Reputation witness must have knowledge of the person’s reputation, although witness need not actually know the person. Witness may NOT give reasons why that reputation exists.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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