Definition of INITIALIA TESTIMONII


INITIALIA TESTIMONII

Scotch law. Before a witness can be examined
in chief, he may be examined with regard to his disposition,
whether he bear good or ill will towards either of the parties
whether he has been prompted what to say whether he has received a
bribe, and the like. This previous examination, which somewhat
resembles our voir dire, is called initialia testimonii.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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