refresh one's recollection

Definition of "refresh one's recollection"
  1. A process where a document is shown to a witness to help them remember details they have forgotten, which is then followed by their testimony
How to use "refresh one's recollection" in a sentence
  1. The attorney tried to refresh the witness's recollection with an old letter during the trial.
  2. When the witness couldn't recall the details, the lawyer attempted to refresh his recollection using emails.
  3. In order to make the witness remember specific details, the solicitor needed to refresh her recollection with archived records.

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