Confrontation

Dictionary: 
Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

In criminal law. the act of setting a witness face to face with the prisoner, in order that the latter may make any objection he has to the witness or that the witness may identify the accused. Sinte v. Behrman, 114 N. C. 797, 19 S. E. 220, 25 L. R/ A. 449; Howser v. Com., 51 Pa. 332; State v. Mannion, 19 Utah, 505, 57 Pac. 542, 45 In R. A. 638, 75 Am. St. Rep. 753; People v. Elliott, 172 N. Y. 146, 64 N. E. 837, 60 In R. A. 318.

Author: 
Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
Publisher: 
West Publishing Company
Year Published: 
1910
Genre: 
Law Dictionary