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Definition of examination-in-chief in English:

noun

[mass noun] Law
The questioning of a witness by the party which has called that witness to give evidence, in support of the case being made. Compare with cross-examine.
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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