cross-examination

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cross- +‎ examination

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cross-examination (countable and uncountable, plural cross-examinations)

  1. (law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he or she has been called and examined. See examination.
    • 1999, Patrick J. Gallo, The American Paradox: Politics and Justice, page 62:
      When Horsley finished his testimony, Richardson began the cross-examination, which was to last for twenty-six hours over the course of an entire week.

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