leading question

noun

Definition of leading question

: a question asked in a way that is intended to produce a desired answer
  • asking witnesses leading questions.

Word by Word Definitions

leading play
  1. : coming or ranking first : foremost

  2. : exercising leadership

  3. : providing direction or guidance

question play
  1. : an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge

  2. : an interrogative sentence or clause

  3. : a subject or aspect in dispute or open for discussion : issue

  1. : to ask a question of or about

  2. : to interrogate intensively : cross-examine

  3. : doubt, dispute


Law Dictionary

leading question

legal Definition of leading question

see question 1

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