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cross-examine

verb ask questions, catechize, challenge, check, cross interrogate, cross question, examine, ferret out, grill, inquire of, interpellate, interrogate, probe, query, question, quiz, reexamine, subject to examination
Associated concepts: cross-examination limited to the scope of the direct examination, direct examination, right to cross-examine
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I believe it's a sort of legal rule, a sort of legal tradition--for all investigating lawyers--to begin their attack from afar, with a trivial, or at least an irrelevant subject, so as to encourage, or rather, to divert the man they are cross-examining, to disarm his caution and then all at once to give him an unexpected knock-down blow with some fatal question.
Cross-examining the defendant, Ms Wilks said: "You joined your co-defendant up on the bank to throw stones at Joshua and his friend.
Summary: New Delhi: Defence lawyers began cross-examining Wednesday the male companion of a student who was .
It also said that the defence counsel for seven suspected abettors of the Mumbai attacks had not been given the right of cross-examining the Indian prosecution witnesses and, subsequently, the FIA could not use the statements of Indian witnesses against the seven suspects.
Judge of the Special ATC-I Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman observed that the commission should pay another visit to India after mutual agreement between the concerned quarters of Pakistan and India so that cross-examining of the witnesses could be made for smooth proceeding of the case.
Ahmed contended that barring the commission from cross-examining witnesses had made the visit to Mumbai an "exercise in futility".
Francis, looking less like a defendant and more like a lawyer, continues to defend himself by cross-examining the 4 women about whether or not they had ever actually met him.
Teams of lawyers and barristers got into the spirit of the event, scrutinising clues, cross-examining witnesses and examining the evidence to identify the fraudster and claim their prize.
Judges also stopped a defence lawyer cross-examining, saying he was incapable of answering after testifying that he could remember little of the incident.
Students Ben and Dan Brown played the role of barristers, making opening and closing speeches, questioning their own witnesses and cross-examining witnesses from other schools.