A nonparticipant spectator. by-stander
One present but not taking part in a situation or event; a chance spectator.
One who certifies or assures.
1. A deponent verb.
2. Person giving evidence or making affidavit.
One who testifies under oath
Someone who looks on; SYN. looker-on.
ETYM Latin spectator: cf. French spectateur. Related to Spectacle.
A close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); SYN. witness, viewer, watcher.
A person who testifies of gives a deposition; SYN. deponent.
1. One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
2. A book, paper, or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind.
3. A paper or document entitling the bearer to a certain value.
Chiefly Scottish; blame, responsibility
ETYM AS. witness, gewitnes, from witan to know. Related to Wit.
1. A person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature; SYN. attestant.
2. Someone who sees an event and tells what happened; SYN. informant.
3. Testimony by word or deed to one's religious faith.
In law, a person who was present at some event (such as an accident, a crime, or the signing of a document) or has relevant special knowledge (such as a medical expert) and can be called on to give evidence in a court of law.