See cross-examination.

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  • Cross-examiner — Cross ex*am in*er ( ?r), n. One who cross examines or conducts a crosse examination. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-examiner — noun someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier) • Syn: ↑cross questioner • Derivationally related forms: ↑cross question (for: ↑cross questioner), ↑cross examine • …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross-examiner — noun see cross examination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cross-examiner — noun A person who carries out a cross examination …   Wiktionary

  • cross-examiner — one who questions a witness for the opposing party …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cross-examiner, my pretty —    This term is used by a man to a girl who is asking him questions in Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. They are not in a courtroom, of course; the situation merely suggests to the speaker a courtroom atmosphere.    See also Lord, my for a… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • cross-examination — I noun asking questions, challenge, checking, cross interrogation, cross questioning, enquiry, evidence seeking, examination, exploration, formulating questions, grilling, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, interpellation, interrogation,… …   Law dictionary

  • cross–examination — n: the examination of a witness who has already testified in order to check or discredit the witness s testimony, knowledge, or credibility see also confrontation clause compare direct examination, recross examination …   Law dictionary

  • cross-examine — [krôs′ig zam΄in] vt., vi. cross examined, cross examining 1. to question closely 2. Law to question (a witness produced by the opposing side) as in order to challenge the truthfulness of previous testimony cross examination [krôs΄ig zam′ə… …   English World dictionary

  • cross-examine — cross examination, n. cross examiner, n. /kraws ig zam in, kros /, v.t., cross examined, cross examining. 1. to examine by questions intended to check a previous examination; examine closely or minutely. 2. Law. to examine (a witness called by… …   Universalium

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