Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each 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.