cross-examine

verb

Definition of cross-examine

law
: to ask more questions of (a witness who has been questioned by another lawyer)
  • The defendant's attorney cross-examined the witness and tried to show that his earlier testimony was false.

CROSS-EXAMINE Defined for Kids

cross-examine

verb cross-ex·am·ine \ ˌkrȯs-ig-ˈza-mən \

Definition of cross-examine for Students

cross-examined; cross-examining
: to question (a witness) iusually to try to show that answers given earlier in the trial were false

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