examination-in-chief Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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examination-in-chiefnoun [C or U]

uk   us   UK (US also direct examination) LAW
a ​courtprocess in which a ​lawyerasks their first ​questions to their own ​witness, in ​order to begin proving their ​legal argument: During examination-in-chief the ​solicitoradvocate is forbidden from ​asking their ​witnessesleadingquestions.
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