hostile witness

Definition of "hostile witness"
  1. A person testifying in a case who provides evidence unfavorable to the side that summoned them, permitted to be questioned as in cross-examination
How to use "hostile witness" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer was taken aback when his own client became a hostile witness.
  2. If the employee continues to give contradictory evidence, he may be considered a hostile witness.
  3. When the friend of the defendant began to question his alibi on the stand, she became a hostile witness.

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