Cross-examined
Cross-examine Cross"-ex*am"ine (-?m"?n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cross-examined} (-?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross-examining}.] (Law) To examine or question, as a witness who has been called and examined by the opposite party. ``The opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses.'' --Kent. [1913 Webster]

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  • cross-examine — cross examines, cross examining, cross examined VERB When a lawyer cross examines someone during a trial or hearing, he or she questions them about the evidence that they have already given. [V n] The accused s lawyers will get a chance to cross… …   English dictionary

  • Cross-examine — Cross ex*am ine ( ?m ?n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cross examined} ( ?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross examining}.] (Law) To examine or question, as a witness who has been called and examined by the opposite party. The opportunity to cross examine the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cross-examining — Cross examine Cross ex*am ine ( ?m ?n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cross examined} ( ?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cross examining}.] (Law) To examine or question, as a witness who has been called and examined by the opposite party. The opportunity to cross… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-examine — ˌcross exˈamine verb [transitive] LAW to question a witness very carefully during a court case, especially in order to show that they are not telling the truth: • You will get a chance to cross examine the witness when she has finished giving her …   Financial and business terms

  • cross-examination — cross′ examina tion n. 1) law the act of cross examining: The attorney s cross examination was particularly aggressive[/ex] 2) law the state of being cross examined: The witness collapsed under cross examination[/ex] • Etymology: 1825–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • cross-examine — [krôs′ig zam΄in] vt., vi. cross examined, cross examining 1. to question closely 2. Law to question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge the truthfulness of previous testimony cross examination [krôs΄ig zam′ə… …   English World dictionary

  • cross-examine — cross examination, n. cross examiner, n. /kraws ig zam in, kros /, v.t., cross examined, cross examining. 1. to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely. 2. Law. to examine (a witness called by… …   Universalium

  • cross-examine — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms cross examine : present tense I/you/we/they cross examine he/she/it cross examines present participle cross examining past tense cross examined past participle cross examined legal a) to ask a witness… …   English dictionary

  • cross-examination — ▪ I. cross examination cross examination ➔ examination   [m0] ▪ II. cross examine ˌcross exˈamine verb [transitive] LAW to question a witness very carefully during a court …   Financial and business terms

  • cross examine — verb question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side The witness was cross examined by the defense • Syn: ↑cross question • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross question (for: ↑cross question), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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