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evidence in chief

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(colloq ‘chief’)

The questioning of one's own witness in order to adduce evidence to prove one's own case and disprove the opponent's case. Leading questions are not permitted in...

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examination

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N.

The questioning of a witness on oath or affirmation. In civil and criminal proceedings, a witness called to give evidence at trial may be subject to examination-in-chief,...

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leading question

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A question asked of a witness in a manner that suggests the answer sought by the questioner (e.g. “You threw the brick through the window, didn't you?”) or that assumes the existence of...

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live link

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In court proceedings, audio and/or video equipment set up in order to enable evidence to be given from outside the court room in which a case is being heard (see video evidence). A live...

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