refreshing memory
The process of aiding a witness's recollection of certain details during a trial by allowing him or her to consult documents, memoranda, or books in order to better remember past transactions or events about which he or she is testifying.

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


refreshing memory
The process of aiding a witness's recollection of certain details during a trial by allowing him or her to consult documents, memoranda, or books in order to better remember past transactions or events about which he or she is testifying.

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  • Refreshing — Refresh Re*fresh (r?*fr?sh ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Refreshed} ( fr?sht ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Refreshing}.] [OE. refreshen, refreschen, OF. refreschir (cf. OF. rafraischir, rafreschir, F. rafra?chir); pref. re re + fres fresh. F. frais. See {Fresh} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refreshing recollection — See recollection recorded past recollection refreshing the memory …   Black's law dictionary

  • refreshing the memory — helping to remember …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refreshing the memory — The act of a witness who consults his documents, memoranda, or books, to bring more distinctly to his recollection the details of past events or transactions, concerning which he is testifying. See Fed.Evid.R. 612. See also past recollection… …   Black's law dictionary

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