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English definition of “direct examination”

direct examination

noun [U]
 
 
LAW
a situation in which a lawyer in a court of law asks questions of a person who has been ordered to come to the court and state what they know about a legal case: Testifying on direct examination, the witness said that sexual harassment and respectful workplace policies were clearly posted in the store.
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