Examination-in-Chief (Definition & Meaning)

Examination-in-Chief (Definition & Meaning)

The questioning of a witness during a trial that is conducted by the party for which such witness is acting as a witness for such party. 

Examination-in-Chief which is also called as Direct Examination is the questioning of a witness under an oath by the party on whose call the witness has appeared. After the examination-in-chief is over, the counsel of the other party questions such witness in cross-examination the objective of which is to impeach or test the validity of the statement delivered by the witness.

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