cross-examination


cross–ex·am·i·na·tion

noun \ˈkrs-ig-ˌza-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of CROSS-EXAMINATION

:  the examination of a witness who has already testified in order to check or discredit the witness's testimony, knowledge, or credibility — compare direct examination
cross–ex·am·ine \-ig-ˈza-mən\ verb
cross–ex·am·in·er \-ˈzam-nər, -ˈza-mə-\ noun

First Known Use of CROSS-EXAMINATION

circa 1707

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