Witness Wit"ness, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Witnessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Witnessing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of. [1913 Webster]

This is but a faint sketch of the incalculable calamities and horrors we must expect, should we ever witness the triumphs of modern infidelity. --R. Hall. [1913 Webster]

General Washington did not live to witness the restoration of peace. --Marshall. [1913 Webster]

2. To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest. [1913 Webster]

Behold how many things they witness against thee. --Mark xv. 4. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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