Examination

Definition of Examination

Ex`am`i`na´tion
n.1.The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
2.A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry.
He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the examinations.
- Macaulay.
Examination in chief
(Law) that examination which is made of a witness by a party calling him.
Cross-examination
that made by the opposite party.
Reëxamination
(Law) that questioning of a witness at trial made by the party calling the witness, after, and upon matters arising out of, the cross-examination; also called informally re-direct.

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