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1. Testimony attestation of a fact or event.

If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. John 5 .

2. That which furnishes evidence or proof.

Laban said, this heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Genesis 31 .

3. A person who knows or sees any thing one personally present as, he was witness he was an eye-witness. 1 Peter 5 .
4. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity b his testimony.
5. One who gives testimony as, the witnesses in court agreed in all essential facts.

With a witness, effectually to a great degree with great force, so as to leave some mark as a testimony behind. He struck with a witness. Not elegant.


1. To see or know by personal presence. I witnessed the ceremonies in New York, with which the ratification of the constitution was celebrated, in 1788.
2. To attest to give testimony to to testify to something.

Behold, how many things they witness against thee. Mark 15 .

3. To see the execution of an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity as, to witness a bond or a deed.


1. To bear testimony.

The men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth. 1 Kings 21 .

2. To give evidence.

The shew of their countenance doth witness against them. Isaiah 3 .

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Witness'. King James Dictionary.

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