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: to face or bring face-to-face for the purpose of challenging esp. through cross-examination [the accused shall enjoy the right…to be ed with the witnesses against him "U.S. Constitution amend. VI"]
con·fron·ta·tion [kÄ n-frən-tā-shən]
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