demeanor


demeanor
/damiynar/ As respects a witness or other person, relates to physical appearance; outward bearing or behavior. Faircloth v. State, 44 Ala.App. 295, 208 So.2d 66, 70.
It embraces such facts as the tone of voice in which a witness' statement is made, the hesitation or readiness with which his answers are given, the look of the witness, his carriage, his evidences of surprise, his gestures, his zeal, his bearing, his expression, his yawns, the use of his eyes, his furtive or meaning glances, or his shrugs, the pitch of his voice, his self-possession or embarrassment, his air of candor or seeming levity. Rains v. Rains, 17 N.J.Misc. 310, 8 A.2d 715, 717
@ demeanor evidence
Species of real evidence consisting of behavior of witness on the witness stand and which may be considered by trier of fact on issue of credibility
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  • demeanor — de·mea·nor /di mē nər/ n: outward manner: way of conducting oneself ◇ A jury may consider a witness s demeanor on the stand in determining the witness s credibility. Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. demeanor …   Law dictionary

  • Demeanor — De*mean or, n. [Written also {demeanour}.] [For demeanure, fr. demean. See {Demean}, v. t.] 1. Management; treatment; conduct. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] God commits the managing so great a trust . . . wholly to the demeanor of every grown man. Milton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demeanor — late 15c., from obsolete M.E. demean handle, manage, conduct, later behave in a certain way (early 14c.), from O.Fr. demener (11c.) to guide, conduct; to live, dwell, from de completely (see DE (Cf. de )) + mener to lead, direct, from L. minare… …   Etymology dictionary

  • demeanor — deportment, *bearing, mien, port, presence Analogous words: *behavior, conduct, deportment: *posture, attitude, pose: air, mannerism, *pose, affectation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • demeanor — [n] behavior, manner address, air, attitude, bearing, carriage, comportment, conduct, deportment, disposition, mien, poise, port, presence, set; concepts 411,633 …   New thesaurus

  • demeanor — [di mēn′ər] n. [ME demenure < demenen, to rule, govern oneself, behave < OFr demener, to lead < de (L de), from + mener, to lead < LL minare, to drive (cattle) < L minari, to threaten: see MENACE] outward behavior; conduct;… …   English World dictionary

  • demeanor — noun The outward way in which a person behaves, especially towards others. That mans demeanor marked him down as a criminal. Syn: behavior, comportment See Also: demean, misdemeanor …   Wiktionary

  • demeanor — de|mean|or [ dı minər ] noun uncount FORMAL the way you look and behave: His demeanor in court is usually quiet and timid …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • demeanor — noun his normally calm demeanor Syn: manner, air, attitude, appearance, look; bearing, carriage; behavior, conduct; formal comportment …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • demeanor — /damiynar/ As respects a witness or other person, relates to physical appearance; outward bearing or behavior. Faircloth v. State, 44 Ala.App. 295, 208 So.2d 66, 70. It embraces such facts as the tone of voice in which a witness statement is made …   Black's law dictionary


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