Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The examination or interrogation of a witness called by one party by the opposite party or his counsel.
- n. law The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he or she has been called and examined. See examination.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he has been called and examined. See examination.
- n. close or detailed questioning.
- n. that made by the opposite party.
- n. (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
“Under the so-called 'cross-examination' he was playing with dates and distances only to find a discrepancy in Mrs. Yahya's testimony by confusing her.”
“To some he's a prankster cracking poker-faced one-liners, but to others his cross-examination of art-making is inspired, delightful and provocative in equal measures.”
“I look to Charlie as Lucy starts undoing her laces, bracing myself for the more sophisticated cross-examination I assume is coming.”
“The defense, which was apparently content with its attempts to discredit government witnesses through cross-examination, submitted to the jury seemingly inconsistent testimony from the ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Bell.”
“Under cross-examination by Manning's defence team, the head of the intelligence unit at the military base in Iraq where Manning was posted painted a picture of staggeringly loose controls.”
“Returning briefly to Jerusalem, she again left so early that she missed Hausner's cross-examination of Eichmann.”
“The credibility issues would have posed problems during a cross-examination of Ms. Diallo by Mr. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers.”
“: On cross-examination, Condit repeatedly refused to answer directly whether he had a romantic relationship with Levy.”
“Before the prison inmates take the stand, Guandique's lawyers will finish their cross-examination of the police evidence technician to try to show how poorly evidence was handled.”
“At the time, using water to induce confessions was “a normal incident of law,” Peters says, and people viewed it more or less as we view a cross-examination today.”
Looking for tweets for cross-examination.