cross-examine (someone)

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cross-examine (someone)

1. In law, to question a witness or suspect after the opposing side has already done so, as to undermine or clarify their testimony. I have doubts that that witness is telling the truth, and I'll expose it when I cross-examine him.
2. By extension, to question someone thoroughly. Geez Mom, why are you cross-examining me? I told you the truth—I was at Kelly's house all night.

cross-examine someone

to question someone in court who has already been questioned by the opposing side; to question a suspect or a witness at great length. The lawyer plans to cross-examine the witness tomorrow morning. The police cross-examined the suspect for three hours.
References in classic literature ?
All who from envy and malice have persuaded you--some of them having first convinced themselves--all this class of men are most difficult to deal with; for I cannot have them up here, and cross-examine them, and therefore I must simply fight with shadows in my own defence, and argue when there is no one who answers.
Shafi's counsel added that if they are provided with a list of witnesses, they will cross-examine them on the day of testimony.
The application added, 'To present a witness is the right of one respondent and to cross-examine them is the right of the other respondent.' Singer Meesha in her application further requested the apex court to declare the LHC's decision null and void and allow the cross-examination of the witnesses.
It is impossible to cross-examine them without knowing them on the basis of their statements," it stressed.
The application added, "To present a witness is the right of one respondent and to cross-examine them is the right of the other respondent."Singer Meesha in her application further requested the apex court to declare the LHC's decision null and void and allow the cross-examination of the witnesses.
The committee had earlier declined to rule on her requests to cross-examine them herself or by her own lawyer because these were contained in letters dated Sept.
"We don't want to repeat this exercise (of visiting India) if we are not given the statements of the witnesses and allowed to cross-examine them," Cheema said.
Radnor, a trial lawyer who practices in Columbus, Ohio, provides a strategy for coping with medical witnesses and explains various techniques that can be used to cross-examine them effectively.