refresh one's memory

refresh one's memory

v. to use a document, exhibit or previous testimony in order to help a witness recall an event or prior statement when the witness has responded to a question that he/she could not remember. To attempt to "refresh" the memory of a forgetful or reluctant witness, the witness must have denied remembering and the attorney must have the witness identify the document, exhibit or prior statement (lay a foundation showing it is genuine). (See: testimony)

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Almost to refresh one's memory, the first part of the book looks at what enzymes can do, their properties and limitations in the processing area.