American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To question (a person) closely, especially with regard to answers or information given previously.
- v. Law To question (a witness already examined by the opposing side).
- v. To question a person closely.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To examine (a witness of the adverse party), as when the defendant examines a witness called by the plaintiff, and vice versa; hence, to cross-question. See cross-examination.
- v. transitive To question (someone) closely in order to verify facts, or information previously given.
- v. intransitive To question a trial witness, who has already been questioned by the other side.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Law) To examine or question, as a witness who has been called and examined by the opposite party.
- v. question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side
“More recently, Mr. Amendola vowed to attend the preliminary hearing, on Tuesday, to cross-examine alleged victims and garner information he could later use to attack their credibility.”
“On the point of discovery, it was noted that although the issue of Facebook documents came to life only after the discovery period ended, once the Plaintiff submitted supplementary affidavit evidence the Defendant had the right to cross-examine to discern what kind of evidence existed.”
“The process mirrors a judicial process by affording an accused student the right to be represented by counsel, and the right to call and cross-examine witnesses.”
“Moreover, the judge can question her and the defence also has the right to cross-examine her, with the latter being the most effective and reliable tool to assess credibility.”
“They campaigned long and hard against the system of joint taxation which required the husband (not, of course, the wife) to fill out the tax return and cross-examine his wife about her income.”
“In law, the ability to cross-examine and confront a witness is a critical part of the defense of an individual, but one cannot do that with a deceased person.”
“What if someone claimed a deceased person made statements about you that implicated you in a way that you have no way to cross-examine or confront?”
“A person charged with larceny for stealing a can of beans from a supermarket has a constitutional right to a lawyer, to a jury trial where guilt must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, to call and cross-examine witnesses, to examine the prosecutor's files, and to appeal a guilty verdict.”
“Mr. Seabrook's attorneys are expected to cross-examine Mr. Eastmond when the trial resumes Thursday.”
“He can only fool the LOW IQ people, he can't fool people who study, investigate, cross-examine; He can't fool people with brain.”
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