Definition of COMPETENT WITNESS


COMPETENT WITNESS

One who is legally qualified to be heard to testify
in a cause. In Kentucky, Michigan, and Missouri, a will must be attested,
for the purpose of passing lands, by competent witnesses; but if wbolly
written by the testator, in Kentucky, it need not be so attested. See Attesting
witness; Credible witness; Disinterested witness; Respectable witness; and
Witness.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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