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The questioning of a witness by a party other than the one who called the witness. It may be to the issue, i.e. designed to elicit information favourable to the party on whose behalf it is conducted and to cast doubt on the accuracy of evidence given against that party; or to credit, i.e. designed to cast doubt upon the credibility of the witness. Leading questions may be asked during cross-examination. See also credit.

Subjects: Law.

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