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(krôs′ĭg-zăm′ĭn, krŏs′-)
tr.v. cross-ex·am·ined, cross-ex·am·in·ing, cross-ex·am·ines
1. Law To question (a witness already questioned by the opposing side) regarding matters brought out during foregoing direct examination.
2. To question (a person) closely, especially with regard to answers or information given previously.

cross′-ex·am′i·na′tion n.
cross′-ex·am′in·er n.
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Noun1.cross-examiner - someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)
asker, enquirer, inquirer, querier, questioner - someone who asks a question
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2) Redirect may therefore explain, avoid, or qualify the new substantive facts or impeachment matters elicited by the cross-examiner.
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