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1witness/ˈwɪtnəs/noun
pluralwitnesses
1witness
/ˈwɪtnəs/
noun
pluralwitnesses
Learner's definition of WITNESS  
[count] 
: a person who sees something (such as a crime) happen — often + to
— see also eyewitness
   b  law  : a person who makes a statement in a court about what he or she knows or has seen
[count]  : a person who is present at an event (such as a wedding) and can say that it happened
[noncount]US  : a statement of a person's religious beliefs

bear witness

: to show that something exists or is true — + to
formal  : to make a statement saying that you saw or know something

be witness to

: to see (something) happen
2witness/ˈwɪtnəs/verb
witnesseswitnessedwitnessing
2witness
/ˈwɪtnəs/
verb
witnesseswitnessedwitnessing
Learner's definition of WITNESS  
[+ object]  : to see (something) happen
[+ object]law  : to be present at (an event) in order to be able to say that it happened : to act as a legal witness of (something)
[+ object]  : to be the time or place when (something) happens
[+ object]  — used to say that something is an example of or is proof of something
[no object]US  : to make a public statement about your religious beliefs

as witnessed by

: as shown by
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