Definition of examination-in-chief in English:

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Pronunciation: /eɡˌzaməˈnāSHənin(t)SHēf/


Another term for direct examination.
Example sentences
  • Affidavit evidence was used as examination-in-chief for most witnesses.
  • In examination-in-chief the following questions were asked.
  • The defendant cross-examined the plaintiff respecting some of the subject matter of the plaintiff's examination-in-chief and then ended her cross-examination.

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Syllabification: ex·am·i·na·tion-in-chief

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