an oath administered to a proposed witness or juror by which they are sworn to speak the truth in an examination to ascertain their competence to serve.
the examination of a proposed witness or juror to ascertain their competence to serve.
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How to use voir dire in a sentence
So I began voir dire by introducing my four-foot-eleven client to the jury.My First Autopsy Report: Excerpt From David Berg’s ‘Run, Brother, Run’` | David Berg | June 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
voir dire is the process whereby attorneys from both sides get to ask potential jurors questions.
The woman was opaque, her simplest answers under voir dire examination sounding like quotations from a wholesome family magazine.The Trial of Callista Blake | Edgar Pangborn
British Dictionary definitions for voir dire
the preliminary examination on oath of a proposed witness by the judge
the oath administered to such a witness
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