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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.
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According to the prosecution agency FIA, the suspects - Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum - could not be convicted unless the witnesses were cross-examined.
The judge told the jury that in a case when the principal witness refused to be cross-examined the trial was not proceeding in accordance with the law.
Jani Allen, a South African journalist who sued over claims she had an affair with neo-Nazi leader Eugene Terre Blanche, said: 'Whatever award is given for libel, being cross-examined by you would not make it enough money.
Houck questioned Microsoft chairman Bill Gates on videotape, but at the trial cross-examined only one witness, IBM Corp's John Soyring.
The Criminal Code protects children under 14 who are victims of violence from being cross-examined directly by an accused and some suggest this rule be extended to adult victims as well.
Motley cross-examined Althaus and other NSA board members on behalf of the American Medical Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Association of Flight Attendants, and victims of environmental tobacco smoke.
Renta, an American citizen, was sued in the United States by a foreign government and was not permitted the right to have Dominican Republic government officials brought to the trial to be cross-examined by his attorneys in the presence of the jury, said his attorney.
RAWALPINDI -- Two critical witnesses, including an electoral officer who provided the names of relatives of one of the 10 LeT terrorists who carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, were cross-examined in an anti-terror court.
Earlier, Cabinet Division and Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi were cross-examined by Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq, acting as prosecutor in contempt case the Prime Minister Gilani.
Ms Al Hawaj also cross-examined medical examiner Dr Hatem Nabeel yesterday.
Mr McKinlay, leader for four years from May 2002, was being cross-examined on his evidence in Cheltenham Borough Council's pounds 1 million damages claim against itsformer managing director, Christine Laird.
We would strongly suggest that it's important this is not determined by young people being cross-examined on their dress and appearance.
BBC chairman Gavyn Davies heads the list of witnesses being recalled to the Royal Courts of Justice today to be cross-examined over their role in the circumstances that ended in Dr Kelly's apparent suicide.
The Record's crusade saw new laws introduced preventing women from being cross-examined by their alleged rapist in court.
Howard Matz said he believed that Beard-Williams failed to appear to be cross-examined because she expected the jury would decide against her.