call a witness

verb

Definitions of call a witness

  • to bring a witness into court to give evidence

    "She is likely to be called as a witness."

Phrase Bank for call a witness

  • The defendant (=person accused of illegal act) hoped that his girlfriend would not be called as a witness.

  • The judge has the power to call a witness not yet called by either side.

  • You have the right to call any witness in your defence.

  • ‘Would you like to call your next witness, counsellor (=lawyer)?’

Additional Notes for call a witness

  • Compare subpoena.