Definition of Cross examine

1. Verb. Question closely, or question a witness that has already been questioned by the opposing side. "The witness was cross-examined by the defense"

Exact synonyms: Cross Question
Generic synonyms: Examine
Derivative terms: Cross-examination, Cross-examiner, Cross-question, Cross-questioner

Definition of Cross examine

1. Verb. To subject a person to a cross examination; to question a person intensely. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cross Examine

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Literary usage of Cross examine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Company Precedents, for Use in Relation to Companies Subject to the by Francis Beaufort Palmer (1881)
"Take notice that the official liquidator of the above-named company Notice to~pro-'~ [or as the case may lr~\ intends to cross-examine the several deponents ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"When right to cross-examine is lost—Cross-examination confined to matters brought out on ... Where either party has a right to cross-examine in civil cases, ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Witnesses by Stewart Rapalje (1887)
"Extent of the Right to cross.examine. § 246. How far limited by the Direct Examination. § 247. How far limited to Relevancy to the Issue. § 248. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... the right to cross- examine the deponent would continue, though the affidavit were subsequently withdrawn by the party who had filed it' § 1396A. ..."

5. Roscoe's Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases by Henry Roscoe (1888)
"The defendant cannot cross-examine the plaintiff's witnesses to matter entirely new, ... If he does so cross-examine he makes the witness his own, ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"precipitated in the absence of the Queen's witnesses — witnesses not only necessary to rebut a single charge, but to enable him, even to cross-examine the ..."

7. Commentaries on the Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones, Louis Horwitz (1914)
"How long right to cross-examine continues. As a right, cross-examination and its concomitant privilege of asking leading questions ceases where the ..."

8. An Illustrated Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1905)
"The right to cross-examine the witness at the former trial.—The right to cross-examine witnesses is a fundamental prerequisite to the validity of all ..."

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