friendly witness

Definition of "friendly witness"
  1. A person called to testify on your side in a case, whom you cannot cross-question, but can request to be considered hostile and be scrutinized further if their testimony is damaging
How to use "friendly witness" in a sentence
  1. The prosecution called their final friendly witness to the stand.
  2. Their case took a turn when their friendly witness surprised them with damning testimony.
  3. Upon the unexpected testimony, they sought to deem the friendly witness as hostile.

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