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Cross-examination in United Kingdom

Definition of Cross-Examination

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Cross-Examination :

The questioning of a *witness by a party other than the one who called him to testify. It may be to the issue, i.e. designed to elicit information favourable to the party on whose behalf it is conducted and to cast doubt on the accuracy of evidence given against that party; or to credit, i.e. designed to cast doubt upon the credibility of the witness. Leading questions (*leading question) may be asked during cross-examination

See also credit.

Cross-examination Meaning

Cross-examination in Scottish Law

Being questioned by the other lawyers after questioning by the person who has asked the witness to come to court.

Concep of Cross-examination in Procedural Law

In this context, a short definition of Cross-examination may be the following: Questioning of a witness by a party other than the party who called the witness. (See also the following legal term: ‘Evidence in chief’)

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  • Article Name: Cross-examination
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Definition of Cross-Examination In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Cross-Examination [...]

This entry was last updated: March 28, 2017

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