Meaning of “direct examination” in the English Dictionary

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"direct examination" in Business English

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direct examinationnoun [ U ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “direct examination” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)