confrontation clause

noun

often capitalized both Cs
: the clause in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing to defendants in criminal prosecutions the right to be confronted with the witnesses against them especially for the purpose of conducting cross-examination see also confront

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“Confrontation clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/confrontation%20clause. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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