cross-examination definition

  • noun:
    • The interrogating or questioning of a witness because of the party against whom she or he has been called and analyzed. See evaluation.
    • The interrogating or questioning of a witness because of the party against whom he's already been called and analyzed. See evaluation.
    • close or step-by-step questioning.
    • that produced by the contrary celebration.
    • The examination or interrogation of a witness known as by one party by the opposite party or his counsel.
    • (legislation) close questioning of a hostile experience in a court of law to discredit or put a fresh light regarding the testimony currently offered in direct assessment

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