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.
- 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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