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Meaning of "queen's evidence" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN'S EVIDENCE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN'S EVIDENCE

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Queen's evidence is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUEEN'S EVIDENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Turn state's evidence

To turn state's evidence is for an accused or convicted criminal to testify as a witness for the state against his associates or accomplices. Turning state's evidence is occasionally a result of a change of heart or feelings of guilt, but more often is done in response to a generous offer from the prosecution, such as a reduced sentence or a favorable location for serving time. In particularly high-profile or dangerous cases such as organized crime trials including other federal crimes trials, the witness may be offered immunity from prosecution even if he has committed serious crimes himself, up to and including murder. The state may also offer the witness a place in the witness protection program, giving them a new identity so they need not fear retaliation from their former accomplices. In the United Kingdom, the term is to turn Queen's or King's Evidence, both of which still mean the same thing.

Definition of queen's evidence in the English dictionary

The definition of queen's evidence in the dictionary is evidence given for the Crown against his or her former associates in crime by an accomplice Also called : king's evidence US equivalent: state's evidence.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN'S EVIDENCE

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Synonyms and antonyms of queen's evidence in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «queen's evidence» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

女王的证据
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

evidencia de la reina
570 millions of speakers

English

queen´s evidence
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी के सबूत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دليل الملكة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

доказательства королевы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

evidência da rainha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাণী এর প্রমাণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la preuve de la reine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bukti ratu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Königin Beweise
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

女王の証拠
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여왕 의 증거
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu bukti
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bằng chứng của nữ hoàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராணி சான்றுகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राणीचे पुरावे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçenin kanıtı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prove della regina
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dowody królowej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

докази королеви
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dovezi regina lui
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αποδεικτικά στοιχεία της βασίλισσας
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Koningin se getuienis
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Translator English - Swedish

drottningens bevis
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

dronningens bevis
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN'S EVIDENCE»

The term «queen's evidence» is used very little and occupies the 191.031 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN'S EVIDENCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about queen's evidence

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN'S EVIDENCE»

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The Scottish Law Magazine and Sheriff Court Reporter: New series
It is almost needless to observe that, from the peculiar position of a sociw: crimimls admitted as Queen's Evidence, his testimony is by no means trustworthy. He is confessedly guilty of treachery to his comrades, and his evidence has been  ...
‎1863
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Scottish Law Magazine, and Sheriff Court Reporter
QUEEN'S EVIDENCE. ("Concluded from page ll.J Our view of the law on this point is still farther supported by two recent, though unreported cases, noticed in BelVs Notes (p. 2G1). In both of these cases the panels pled in bar of trial that they ...
‎1863
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Central Criminal Court. Minutes of Evidence
Q. And part of the arrangement was that you were to let him turn Queen's evidence if he gave it up ? ... receive these bars — I believe he was to give up the gold, and then to beletout as Queen's evidence — I have not the slightest doubt about it ...
Great Britain. Central Criminal Court, Henry Buckler, 1839
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Les Bases Du Droit Anglais: Textes, Vocabulaire Et Exercices
GRASSING AND TURNING QUEEN'S EVIDENCE 487. There are two ways in which people, often members of the criminal fraternity, will assist in the capture or prosecution of others, in the hope of gaining some advantage, financial or ...
Christian Bouscaren, Rosalind Greenstein, Alexandre Cordahi, 1993
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Peace Keeping in a Democratic Society: The Lessons of ...
Allowing them in open court to turn 'Queen's Evidence' after pleading guilty and being themselves publicly convicted has little relevance to a terrorist campaign, for any terrorist who did this would be signing a warrant for his own death at the ...
Robin Evelegh, 1978
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Chembers 21 Century Dictionary
... which they regard as the most correct or acceptable form. Q 1 6c. Queen's evidence (when the sovereign is a woman) or King's evidence (when the sovereign is a man) c* noun, Brit law evidence that a participant or accomplice in a crime ...
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The American Law Journal
There is not the slightest analogy between the evidence of parties and Queen's evidence. The Queen's evidence is fairly open to the suspicion of exceeding the truth against his former confederates, of understating his own share in the crime,  ...
‎1852
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Chambers concise dictionary
[16c] Queen's evidence (when the sovereign is a woman) or King's evidence ( when the sovereign is a man) > n, Brit law evidence that a participant or accomplice in a crime gives to support the case of the prosecution. ♢ turn Queen's or King's ...
Ian Brookes, 2004
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Dictionary of Law
0 Queen's Bench Division (QBo) noun one |of the main divisions of the High Court 0 Queen's Counsel noun senior British harrister, appointed hy the Lord Chancellor NOTE ahhreviated to QC 0 Queen's evidence noun to taro Queen's evidence ...
Peter Hodgson Collin, 1999
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Criminal Justice: A Beginner’s Guide
Some exhibits are self-certifiying under legislation, such as birth or death certificates or intoximeter printouts used in excess alcohol cases. Queen's evidence Queen's (or King's) evidence is a term applied to evidence given by a witness who ...
Bryan Gibson, 2014

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN'S EVIDENCE»

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Pc Keith Blakelock murder trial: The law on granting immunity to …
... from prosecution notice” in exchange for turning Queen's Evidence. ... for CPS London, said evidence in the case was reviewed according to guidelines. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 14»

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