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Meaning of LEADING QUESTION

Pronunciation:  'leding'kweschun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer; a lawyer may ask leading questions on cross-examination
 
 See Also: cross-examination, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence, question

 

 

Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: A question that suggests the answer desired of the witness. A party generally may not ask one's own witness leading questions. Leading questions may be asked only of hostile witnesses and on cross-examination.
 

 

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