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.

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

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