Witness

Definition

  • An individual who signs his or her name to a document for the purpose of attesting to its authenticity. For example, a witness is usually required to sign a deed, will or other legal document.

Synonyms
observer, onlooker, viewer

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Co-signer Definition,
    • A person who signs a promissory note that is also signed by one or more other parties. All parties take responsibility for the debt if any of the others renege.
  • Consent Judgement Definition,
    • A judge's legally binding approval of a written agreement by the parties of a lawsuit.
  • Power of Attorney (PA, POA) Acronym,
    • A document in which the signer authorizes someone to conduct business in his or her name -- signing title documents and cheques, for example.
  • X Definition,
    • A symbol used in contracts, or other legal documents, representing where a signature should appear.
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