approach the witness


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approach the witness

v. a request by an attorney to the judge for permission to go up to a witness on the witness stand to show the witness a document or exhibit. "May I approach the witness?" is the typical request, and it is almost always granted.

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Imelda Marcos approach the witness stand during a hearing at the Sandiganbayan 5th Division in Quezon City, November 16 2018.
Another sale agreement of shares between the two persons was witnessed by Mohammad Abdul Wahab Guladari on April 14, 1980, but the JIT did not approach the witness to record his statement, Mr Zia said, adding that the JIT did try to find another witness to the agreement, Mohammad Akram, but couldn't locate him.
He was given six months supervision and a restraining order not to approach the witness for two years.
The courtroom erupted in laughter, and Auchincloss quipped, 'Your honour, may I approach the witness?'