redirect examination


: an additional direct examination of a witness following cross-examination
sought clarification of the witness's testimony on redirect examination
When cross-examination has been completed the attorney who called the witness may conduct redirect examination to clarify the testimony.Civil Procedure

called also redirect

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redirect examination was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Redirect examination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition

redirect examination

re·​di·​rect examination
ˌrē-də-ˈrekt-, -ˌdī-
: examination of a witness again after cross-examination
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