cross-examination

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Questioning of an accused or witness in a court to (1) test his or her knowledge or memory, (2) extract information favorable to one party and damaging to the other, (3) demonstrate bias, or (4) prove his or her previous statements as contradictory.

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The cross-examination engaged in by the attorney was sharp and hard hitting which left an air of surprise in the court room.
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I dreaded the cross-examination because it might turn the tide in the courtroom and make people favor the other client that was not my own.
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A lawyer that is really good at cross-examination can make a witness seem like it has no credibility and win a case in that way.
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