confrontation
I (act of setting face to face) noun act of facing, approach, audience, colloquy, coming together, conference, consultation, dialogue, discussion, encounter, engagement, interview, meeting, parley, rencounter associated concepts: right of confrontation, right of cross-examination, right to confront witnesses II (altercation) noun affray, argument, battle, bout, brawl, brush, clash, collision, combat, conflict, confrontment, contention, contestation, disagreement, discord, dispute, engagement, fight, fracas, fray, hostile contest, hostile encounter, melee, opposition, opposure, quarrel, rencounter, row, scuffle, skirmish, squabble, struggle, velitation, wrangle III index contraposition, contravention, disaccord, experience (encounter), fight (argument), impugnation, meeting (encounter), resistance, struggle

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


confrontation
The right of a criminal defendant, from the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution, to object to the witness and to cross-examine that witness.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


confrontation
A fundamental right of a defendant in a criminal action to come face-to-face with an adverse witness in the court's presence so the defendant has a fair chance to object to the testimony of the witness, and the opportunity to cross-examine him or her.

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


confrontation
A fundamental right of a defendant in a criminal action to come face-to-face with an adverse witness in the court's presence so the defendant has a fair chance to object to the testimony of the witness, and the opportunity to cross-examine him or her.

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

confrontation
n.
   1) fight or argument.
   2) the right of a criminal defendant "to be confronted with the witnesses against him" (Sixth Amendment to the Constitution). Confrontation includes the right to object to the witness against him/her (sometimes depending on whether the witness can identify the defendant) and to cross-examine that witness.
   See also: Bill of Rights, witness

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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