- adverse witness
- A witness who gives evidence on a material matter prejudicial to the party then examining him. Commonly used to describe a witness whose testimony is prejudicial or unfavorable to the party who called him and as a result, such witness may be impeached. Foremost Dairies Inc. of South v. Cutler, Fla. app., 212 So.2d 37, 40, 41See also adverse interest
Black's law dictionary. HENRY CAMPBELL BLACK, M. A.. 1990.