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confrontation clause n
often cap both Cs
: the clause in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing to defendants in criminal prosecutions the right to be confronted with the witnesses against them esp. for the purpose of conducting cross-examination see also confront
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.