One who is trustworthy and entitled to be believed; in law and legal proceedings, one who is entitled to have his oath or affidavit accepted as reliable, not only on account of his good reputation for veracity, but also on account of his intelligence, knowledge of the circumstances, and disinterested relation to the matter in question. Dunn v. State, 7 Tex. App. 605; Territory v. Leary. 8 N. II. ISO, 43 Pac. 088; Peck v. Chambers, 44 W. Va. 270, 28 S. E. 706.

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