two witness rule
- A standard which mandates a minimum of two witnesses' testimonies for someone to be charged with perjury
- Under the two witness rule, the prosecution failed to secure a perjury conviction due to the absence of a second witness.
- The defense attorney highlighted the two witness rule to stress the necessity of another eye witness testimony before any perjury charges could be sustained.
- According to the two witness rule, the conflicting statements of the single witness weren't enough to establish a perjury case.