King's evidence

noun in the reign of a king, the term for Queen's evidence.

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  • King's evidence — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King's evidence — Evidence Ev i*dence, n. [F. [ e]vidence, L. Evidentia. See {Evident}.] 1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king's evidence — n turn King s evidence BrE to give information about other criminals in order to get a less severe punishment →↑queen s evidence American Equivalent: state s evidence …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • king's evidence — or queen s evidence n. Eng. Law STATE S EVIDENCE …   English World dictionary

  • king's evidence — noun Usage: usually capitalized K : one who gives evidence for the crown in British criminal proceedings willingness to turn King s evidence compare state s evidence * * * Brit. Law. evidence for the crown given by an accused person against his… …   Useful english dictionary

  • king's evidence — n. (BE) to turn king s evidence (see also queen s evidence, state s evidence) * * * [ˌkɪŋz evɪd(ə)ns] (BE) to turn king s evidence (see also queen s evidence, state s evidence) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • king's evidence — noun turn King s evidence BrE to give information about other criminals in order to get a less severe punishment; state s evidence AmE see also: Queen s evidence …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • king's evidence — Brit. Law. evidence for the crown given by an accused person against his or her alleged accomplices. Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen s evidence. Cf. state s evidence. * * * …   Universalium

  • king's evidence — witness of the state, witness of the king; testimony on behalf of the state, testimony on behalf of the king …   English contemporary dictionary

  • King's evidence — /kɪŋz ˈɛvədəns/ (say kingz evuhduhns) noun See Queen s evidence …   Australian English dictionary

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