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voir dire

 (vwär dîr′)
n.
The formal examination of a prospective juror under oath to determine suitability for jury service or of a prospective witness under oath to determine competence to give testimony.
tr.v. voir dired, voir dir·ing, voir dires
To conduct a voir dire of: voir dired the witness.

[Anglo-Norman, to speak the truth : Latin vērus, true; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots + Latin dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

voir dire

(vwɑː ˈdɪə)
n
1. (Law) the preliminary examination on oath of a proposed witness by the judge
2. (Law) the oath administered to such a witness
[C17: from Old French: to speak the truth]

voir dire

(ˈvwɑr ˈdɪər)

n.
the examination of a proposed witness or juror to ascertain the person's competence to give or hear testimony.
[1670–80; < Anglo-French, = Old French voir true, truly + dire to say]
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