examination of witness

examination of witness
interrogation of witnesses. In court proceedings the examination in chief is the interrogation in the first instance by the counsel calling the witness. cross-examination by opposing counsel follows. Then follows the re-examination; this is further examination by counsel on whose side he is giving evidence on points arising out of the cross-examination.

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