Definition of "cross-examination"
  1. A procedure during a trial where a witness who has provided testimony for the opposing side is questioned in an attempt to discredit, contradict, or affirm their statements for the benefit of the questioning party
How to use "cross-examination" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer used cross-examination to cast doubt on the credibility of the witness's testimony.
  2. During cross-examination, the defendant brought up inconsistencies in the plaintiff's story.
  3. The judge allowed the attorney to conduct a cross-examination of his own witness after her responses appeared hostile.

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