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Cross-examine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CROSS-EXAMINE, v.t. To examine a witness by the opposite party or his counsel, as the witness for the plaintiff by the defendant, and vice versa.
The opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses has been expressly waived.

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb see cross-examination

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. examine (esp. a witness in a lawcourt) to check or extend testimony already given. Derivatives: cross-examination n. cross-examiner n.

Webster's 1913 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 witnesses.'' --Kent.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(cross-examines, cross-examining, cross-examined) When a lawyer cross-examines someone during a trial or hearing, he or she questions them about the evidence that they have already given. The accused's lawyers will get a chance to cross-examine him... You know you are liable to be cross-examined mercilessly about the assault. VERB: V n, be V-ed about n, also V n about n cross-examination (cross-examinations) ...during the cross-examination of a witness in a murder case... Under cross-examination, he admitted the state troopers used more destructive ammunition than usual. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Cross-question.



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