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noun as in person who observes an event


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Since 2011, legal scholars, political scientists and mathematicians conducting gerrymandering research have served as expert witnesses in more than 250 state and federal court cases regarding redistricting.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said Monday that she’s suing to enforce seven subpoenas seeking thousands of documents and testimony from multiple witnesses.

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Though the review happened years ago, it’s newly relevant in light of a November ballot measure that would give the board more power to access witnesses and documents.

When the community review board – then known as the Citizens Review Board – investigated the shooting, it reviewed that security camera footage, as well as witness statements, police reports, photos from the scene, SDPD policies and other materials.

Our goal was to be the first confirmed humans to witness a total solar eclipse from a peak above 20,000 feet.

One witness said the gunfire began after a traffic collision, which drew the attention of a nearby police officer.

The mother, Emily Kruse, was charged with obstructing justice and intimidating a witness.

Jay, the main witness for the state, is leading a relatively normal life, though that probably has all changed with Serial.

There is no perfect juror, just as there is no such thing as a perfect witness.

“The senior people were too shocked to speak,” said a witness.

At his desk sat his secretary, who had been a witness of the interview, lost in wonder almost as great as the Seneschal's own.

And now everybody turned out with a feeling of intense relief to witness the rejoicings on the village green.

The endless miles of railways, the vast apparatus of the factories, the soaring structures of the cities bear easy witness to it.

In a thousand trials the cruel witness of Moses has sent innocent women to a painful death.

Seven years from this present time will witness the Centenary of the railway system.

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On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to witness, such as: bystander, eyewitness, observer, spectator, testimony, and attestant.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.