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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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