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1A preliminary examination of a witness or the jury pool by a judge or counsel:[as modifier] ‘voir dire interrogation of the board members did not bode well for their case’
- ‘The Court's attitude seems to have been that defense counsel should've done a better job questioning the jurors during voire dire.’
- ‘He displayed some feistiness when testifying in the voir dire.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, the outcome of their research was that if you were dealing with complex trials with multiple offenders, where there were voir dires and adjournments, then you had a more likely occurrence of an aborted trial.’
- ‘Their solicitor confirmed this in his testimony in the voire dire proceedings.’
- 1.1 An investigation into the truth or admissibility of evidence, held during a trial:‘police at the scene and witnesses all said he smelled of alcohol, according to evidence at a voir dire’
Law French, from Old French voir true + dire say.
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