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-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-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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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-ques|tion — «KRS KWEHS chuhn, KROS », verb, noun. –v.t. to question closely; cross examine. –n. a question asked in cross examining …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cross-examination — For cross examination in policy debate, see Structure of policy debate. For the research methodology, see Triangulation (social science) …   Wikipedia

  • 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-examine — /krɒs əgˈzæmən / (say kros uhg zamuhn) verb (t) (cross examined, cross examining) 1. to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely. 2. to examine (a witness called by the opposing side), as for the… …   Australian English dictionary

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