confrontation clause

noun, often capitalized both Cs

Legal Definition of confrontation clause

: 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 18 Oct. 2021.

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