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State's Evidence

state's evidence n

: a participant or accomplice in a crime who gives evidence to the prosecution esp. in return for a reduced sentence used chiefly in the phrase turn state's evidence



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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