supernumerary witness

Definition of "supernumerary witness"
  1. An extra person who attests an event such as the signing of a will, when only a specified smaller number is needed
How to use "supernumerary witness" in a sentence
  1. Despite only needing two, they called upon a supernumerary witness for the signing of their agreement.
  2. The supernumerary witness was not necessarily required but provided additional assurance.
  3. For her last will and testament, she opted to have a supernumerary witness aside from the mandatory two.

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