ATHEIST. One who denies the existence of God.
2. As atheists have not any religion that can bind their consciences to
speak the truth, they are excluded from being witnesses. Bull. N. P. 292; 1
Atk. 40; Gilb. Ev. 129; 1 Phil. Ev. 19. See also, Co. Litt. 6 b.; 2 Inst.
606; 3 Inst. 165; Willes, R. 451 Hawk. B. 2, c. 46, s. 148; 2 Hale's P. C.