cross-examination


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cross-examination:

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in law, material submitted to a judge or a judicial body to resolve disputed questions of fact. The rules discussed in this article were developed in England for use in jury trials.
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The cross-examination of the two men succeeded in asserting certain technical objections to their evidence.
Nothing could be extracted from them on cross-examination except that there might have been rats in the house, though they were not aware of it.
This bit of cross-examination had caused great excitement in court.
Phunky had sat down when Serjeant Snubbin had winked at him, or if Serjeant Buzfuz had stopped this irregular cross-examination at the outset (which he knew better than to do; observing Mr.
I'm not saying that if I'd got the right kind of testimony out of their witnesses on cross-examination, that friendship would have decided the case.
The defending counsel also was again brief in his cross-examination; although (as was his custom) even in being brief, he seemed to take a long time about it.
"You seem, sir," she remarked, "to be making me undergo a course of cross-examination."
I laughed at this cross-examination. "I keep a bull pup," I said, "and I object to rows because my nerves are shaken, and I get up at all sorts of ungodly hours, and I am extremely lazy.
Lippet conducted an artful cross-examination of these two witnesses, but, after consuming much time, was compelled to relinquish the attempt to obtain any advantage, in despair.
I was told that, at the time of the Great Coram Street murder, it was promptly concluded by our street that Biggs's boy (for that period) was at the bottom of it, and had he not been able, in reply to the severe cross-examination to which he was subjected by No.
The schoolmaster sat for a long time smoking his pipe by the kitchen fire, which was now deserted, thinking, with a very happy face, on the fortunate chance which had brought him so opportunely to the child's assistance, and parrying, as well as in his simple way he could, the inquisitive cross-examination of the landlady, who had a great curiosity to be made acquainted with every particular of Nell's life and history.
I told him as much as I thought proper of her illness, and he extorted from me, by cross-examination, most of the facts connected with its origin.