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el testigo, la testigo
feminine or masculine noun
1. (spectator)
a. witness
Con mi hermana como testigo, acepto casarme contigo.With my sister as witness, I will marry you.
2. (law)
a. witness
La acusación llamó al testigo para testificar en contra del supuesto asesino.The prosecution called the witness to testify against the alleged murderer.
masculine noun
3. (sport)
a. baton
Al corredor se le cayó el testigo durante la carrera de relevos.The runner dropped the baton during the relay race.
4. (automobile)
a. warning light
Tengo que llevar mi carro al mecánico porque se prendió el testigo.I have to take my car to the mechanic because the warning light turned on.
5. (in experiments)
a. control
No hubo diferencia entre los pacientes que tomaron el placebo y los testigos.There was no difference between the patients who took the placebo and the controls.
testigo
masculine or feminine noun
1. witness (persona)
  • ser testigo de algo to witness something
  • tú eres testigo de que estuve allí you are my witness that I was there
  • un castillo que ha sido testigo de innumerables batallas a castle that has witnessed countless battles
  • poner por testigo a alguien to cite somebody as a witness
  • testigo de cargo/descargo witness for the prosecution/defense
  • testigo de Jehová Jehovah's Witness
  • testigo ocular o presencial eyewitness
masculine noun
2. baton (sport)
testigo
1 (Jur) witness; [de boda, contrato] witness
citar a algn como testigo to call sb as a witness
testigo de cargo witness for the prosecution
testigo de descargo witness for the defence
testigo ocular eyewitness
testigo pericial expert witness
testigo presencial eyewitness
2 (espectador) witness
declaró un testigo del accidente a person who had witnessed the accident gave evidence; tú eres testigo de que nunca le he pegado you can testify to o vouch for the fact that I have never hit him; estas paredes han sido testigo de nuestro amor these walls have witnessed o are the witness of our love; pongo al cielo por testigo as God is my witness
3 (Religión)
testigo de Jehová Jehovah's witness
1 (Dep) (en relevos) baton
2 (Automóviles)
testigo luminoso warning light
3 (en experimento) control
4 (Geología) sample core
adjective
grupo testigo control group
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