voir dire

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1. Preliminary examination by a judge and attorneys of the suitability of a juror for jury service.
2. Preliminary examination by a judge of the competence of a witness. Oath taken by a witness.
3. Investigation by a judge of the truth or admissibility of a item of evidence such as a confession. Written also as voire dire, it is French for, to speak the truth.


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