Define: Zealous Witness

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Definition: Zealous Witness


Quick Summary of Zealous Witness


A zealous witness is a witness who gives testimony clearly biased toward the party that called him or her to testify.



What is the dictionary definition of Zealous Witness?

Dictionary Definition


(law) a witness who has favouritism towards one party in a case.

A witness whose testimony is clearly biased in favour of the party for whom he or she is testifying.


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Full Definition of Zealous Witness


A Zealous Witness is an untechnical term denoting a witness showing partiality for the side that first calls him to the stand in a trial and an eagerness to volunteer information that he/she thinks will be advantageous to that side.

They demonstrate disproportionate enthusiasm while testifying.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Zealous Witness are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 8th December 2019.