cross-examination cross"-ex*am`i*na"tion (kr?s"?gz-?m`?-n?"sh?n; 115), n. (Law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he has been called and examined. See {Examination}. [1913 Webster]

2. [fig.] close or detailed questioning. [WordNet 1.5]

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