material witness

юр. важный свидетель (т. е. свидетель, чьи показания особенно существенны)

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • material witness — see witness Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. material witness n …   Law dictionary

  • Material witness — A material witness (in US law) is a person with information alleged to be material concerning a criminal proceeding. The authority to detain material witnesses dates to the First Judiciary Act of 1789, but the Bail Reform Act of 1984 most… …   Wikipedia

  • material witness — A person who can give testimony relating to a particular matter no one else, or at least very few, can give. In an important criminal case, a material witness may sometimes be held by the government against his or her will. He may be the victim… …   Black's law dictionary

  • material witness — A person who can give testimony relating to a particular matter no one else, or at least very few, can give. In an important criminal case, a material witness may sometimes be held by the government against his or her will. He may be the victim… …   Black's law dictionary

  • material witness — witness that can provide information that could affect the decision of a court case …   English contemporary dictionary

  • material witness — noun a witness whose testimony is both relevant to the matter at issue and required in order to resolve the matter • Hypernyms: ↑witness …   Useful english dictionary

  • witness — wit·ness 1 n [Old English witnes knowledge, testimony, witness, from wit mind, sense, knowledge] 1 a: attestation of a fact or event in witness whereof the parties have executed this release b: evidence (as of the authenticity of a conveyance by… …   Law dictionary

  • material — ma·te·ri·al 1 /mə tir ē əl/ adj 1: of, relating to, or consisting of physical matter 2: being of real importance or consequence 3: being an essential component the material terms of the contract 4: being relevant to a subject under considerati …   Law dictionary

  • material — [mə tir′ē əl] adj. [LL materialis < L materia, MATTER] 1. of matter; of substance; relating to or consisting of what occupies space; physical [a material object, material forces] 2. a) of the body or bodily needs, satisfactions, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • witness — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 person who sees sth ADJECTIVE ▪ crucial (esp. BrE), key, material, vital (esp. BrE) ▪ As the last person to see her alive, he was a material witness in the case. ▪ independent …   Collocations dictionary

  • Witness — For other uses, see Witness (disambiguation). Evidence …   Wikipedia

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