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

    (Scotch) Preliminary examination of a witness.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. Preliminaries of testimony. The preliminary examination of a witness, beforfe examining him in chief, answering to the voir dire of the English law, though taking a somewhat wider range. Wharton.