examination
ex·am·i·na·tion n: the act or process of examining; esp: a formal questioning esp. in a court proceeding see also cross-examination, direct examination, recross-examination, redirect examination compare affidavit, deposition

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

examination
I (study) noun active study, analysis, audit, careful noting of details, check, close inquiry, close observation, consideration, deliberation, diligent attention, exhaustive inquiry, exploration, inquest, inquisitio, inquisition, inspection, investigatio, investigation, observation, perquisition, perusal, reconnaissance, research, review, scrutiny, search, strict inquiry, survey associated concepts: cross-examination, direct examination of a witness, examination before trial, examination in chief, examination of records, examination of title II (test) noun interrogation, interview, probation, questioning under oath, quiz, set of questions associated concepts: blood tests, board of examiners, civil service examination, entrance examination, health examination, medical examiners, mental examination, motor vehicle examination, physical examination, professional examinations, title examination III index analysis, appraisal, collation, consideration (contemplation), contemplation, cross-examination, deliberation, discretion (power of choice), discrimination (differentiation), experiment, habeas corpus, hearing, indagation, inquest, inquiry (request for information), inquiry (systematic investigation), inspection, interrogation, investigation, judgment (discernment), observation, probe, proposal (report), question (inquiry), regard (attention), research, scrutiny, surveillance, test, treatment, trial (experiment), trial (legal proceeding)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


examination
Acceptance of an offer has legal significance in that it concludes the contract and the other party cannot pull out without agreement or for due cause thereafter. Acceptance and rejection of goods is also significant in a contract in that it signifies that the buyer is happy with the goods and services supplied. A key legal question is addressing when the buyer can be considered to have accepted the goods as being of satisfactory quality. The buyer must (by law) have a reasonable opportunity to inspect or examine the goods before he can be taken to have accepted them.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


examination
1) The questioning of a witness by an attorney (or other party if the other party is self-represented). Direct examination is interrogation by the attorney who called the witness, and cross-examination is questioning by the opposing attorney.
2) In bankruptcy, the questions asked of a debtor by the judge, trustee in bankruptcy, attorneys, or creditors, to determine the state of the debtor's affairs.
3) In criminal law, a preliminary examination is a hearing to determine whether a defendant charged with a felony should be held for trial.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


examination
n. In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application.
@ cross examination
The questioning of a witness by a lawyer or other party other than the one who called that person, with respect to matters about which the witness has testified during direct examination.
@ direct examination
A witness's initial questioning by the lawyer who called that person, in order to introduce matters of fact in a case.
Leading questions should be avoided by the attorney conducting direct examination.
+ direct examination At trial, the initial questioning of a witness by the lawyer who called that witness. Followed by cross examination by the opposing attorney and, in some cases, redirect examination by the attorney who conducted the direct examination.
@ redirect examination
Questioning of a witness by the party who called that witness, following cross examination, to attempt to clarify or rebut any damaging testimony that might have come out during cross examination. Normally, redirect, as it is also known, is limited to the scope of the subject matter examined in cross examination, although the judge may make an exception.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


examination
A search, inspection, or interrogation.
In criminal procedure, the preliminary hearing held to decide whether a suspect arrested for a crime should be brought to trial.
In trial practice, the interrogation of a witness to elicit his or her testimony in a civil or criminal action, so that the facts he or she possesses are presented before the trial of fact for consideration.
In the law governing real property transactions, an investigation made into the history of the ownership of and conditions that exist upon land so that a purchaser can determine whether a seller is entitled to sell the land free and clear of any claims made by third persons.
In patent law, an inquiry made at the Patent and Trademark Office to determine the novelty and utility of an invention for which a patent application has been filed and whether the invention interferes with any other invention.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


examination
A search, inspection, or interrogation.
 
In criminal procedure, the preliminary hearing held to decide whether a suspect arrested for a crime should be brought to trial.
 
In trial practice, the interrogation of a witness to elicit his or her testimony in a civil or criminal action, so that the facts he or she possesses are presented before the trial of fact for consideration.
 
In the law governing real property transactions, an investigation made into the history of the ownership of and conditions that exist upon land so that a purchaser can determine whether a seller is entitled to sell the land free and clear of any claims made by third persons.
 
In patent law, an inquiry made at the patent and trademark office to determine the novelty and utility of an invention for which a patent application has been filed and whether the invention interferes with any other invention.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

examination
n.
   1) the questioning of a witness by an attorney. Direct examination is interrogation by the attorney who called the witness, and cross-examination is questioning by the opposing attorney. A principal difference is that an attorney putting questions to his own witness cannot ask "leading" questions, which put words in the mouth of the witness or suggest the answer, while on cross-examination he/she can pose a question that seems to contain an answer or suggest language for the witness to use or agree to.
   2) in bankruptcy, the questions asked of a debtor by the judge, trustee in bankruptcy, attorneys or even creditors, to determine the state of the debtor's affairs.
   3) in criminal law, a preliminary examination is a hearing before a judge or other magistrate to determine whether a defendant charged with a felony should be held for trial. Usually this is held by a lower court and if there is any substantial evidence to show a felony has been committed by the defendant he/she is bound over to the appropriate court for trial, but otherwise the charge will be dismissed by the judge.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
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