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.
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AN Abuja High Court has fore-closed a Police Officer, Oluremi Adefemi Adeoye from cross-examining one Mike Ile who slammed an N100 million defamation case against him.
'If their lawyer spent 15 days cross-examining one witness then the case proceedings will be delayed.'
If their lawyer spent 15 days cross-examining one witness, then the case proceedings will be delayed, he concluded.
The appeal also argues that the defense was unjustly prevented from cross-examining one witness over a theory of an alternative Dread Pirate Roberts, or from presenting witnesses who would clarify or complicate government witness statements on technicalities that Dratel thinks could have affected the jury's decision.
Cross-examining one of the friends, Mr Pownall QC asked why her teenage pal had said she didn't tell police about one of the alleged sex acts.
Famously, the doctor's barrister, cross-examining one of the OT staff, demanded to know what 'that lady from the union' had told him to say.
But yesterday his barrister, Philip Sapsford QC, claimed the conviction was unsafe because he was stopped from cross-examining one of Neary's co-accused.