Privileged witnesses

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Privileged witnesses (Law) See under Privileged.
    • Privileged witnesses (Law) witnesses who are not obliged to testify as to certain things, as lawyers in relation to their dealings with their clients, and officers of state as to state secrets; also, by statute, clergymen and physicans are placed in the same category, so far as concerns information received by them professionally.
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Usage

In literature:

That is a very impressive sight which you are privileged to witness, Mr. Ladd.
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
De Marsay with his wit and charm of manner was privileged to be insolent.
"A Distinguished Provincial at Paris" by Honore de Balzac
I am privileged at times to witness a fight between two grandmothers.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
It was our privilege to witness some remarkable demonstrations of the power of the gospel while we were in Brazil.
"Brazilian Sketches" by T. B. Ray
If they are willing to witness for Him we extend them the privilege of doing this by merely rising to their feet.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
It was as uncanny a performance as ever I had the privilege of witnessing.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
I have seen the great in the full tide of their power, and I can bear witness that they abused their privileges.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
At the table and the fireside she may cause man to bear witness to, and rejoice in, the use she is making of her increased privileges.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
So much freshness, wit and originality seem to be the privilege of youth alone.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
My friend and I were privileged to witness a rare and attractive scissorstail show, more gratifying than any circus performance.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
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In news:

At Zazoos this past weekend I had the privilege of witnessing Huh Robots perform.
The folks lining both sides of Main Street last sunny Monday were privileged to witness a spectacle not often seen in these bucolic parts.
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