direct examination

Definition of "direct examination"
  1. The first questioning of a witness or party at trial by the side who called them to testify, with the aim to present their perspective of events and disprove the opponent's account
How to use "direct examination" in a sentence
  1. The prosecutor began the direct examination of the first witness in the trial.
  2. Her testimony during direct examination established an alibi for the accused.
  3. After the direct examination, the other side was allowed to cross-examine the witness.

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