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1. cross-examination

(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

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verb (transitive)
1. law
to examine (a witness for the opposing side), as in attempting to discredit his or her testimony
Compare examine-in-chief
to examine closely or relentlessly

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verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈcross-exˌamined or ˈcross-exˌamˌining
to question closely
2.  Law
to question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge the truthfulness of previous testimony

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tr.v. cross-ex·am·ined, cross-ex·am·in·ing, cross-ex·am·ines
1. Law To question (a witness already questioned by the opposing side) regarding matters brought out during foregoing direct examination.
2. To question (a person) closely, especially with regard to answers or information given previously.

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