direct examination

  1. (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
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How To Use direct examination In A Sentence

  • When in a position allowing of direct examination, the contused portion of the nerve sometimes developed a palpable fusiform thickening, manipulation of which might give rise to formication in the area of distribution -- a favourable prognostic sign. Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre
  • This may involve direct visual examination of the inside of the larynx with an instrument called a laryngoscope or indirect examination of the airway with a mirror.
  • They did so with dispatch, in one question during direct examination of their client.
  • But in spite of some of the absurdism of this screenplay, it's really an intimate, fairly direct examination of self-awareness.
  • The plaintiff's attorney then has the opportunity for redirect examination, to repair any damage done by the cross-examination.
  • Indeed, cross-examination is often referred to as the crucible of the truth: Combine a defense attorney's direct examination with a forceful cross-examination, and therein a juror discovers the truth. Is Skilling Hurting His Own Defense? Jeffrey Skilling's 'Big Enchilada'
  • I anticipate that his direct examination will require at least an hour.
  • The opposing counsel then has a last opportunity to cross-examine the witness to address facts brought out in redirect examination.
  • The technic of laryngoscopy in the human subject is best perfected by a routine direct examination of the larynx of anesthetized patients after such an operation as, for instance, tonsillectomy, to see that the larynx and laryngopharynx are free of clots. Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
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