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" By means of it, the situation of the witness with respect to the parties and to the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives, his inclination and prejudices, his means of obtaining a correct and certain knowledge of the facts to which he bears... "
A Treatise on the Law of Evidence - Page 493
by Simon Greenleaf - 1866 - 675 pages
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A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of ..., Volumes 1-2

Thomas Starkie - Evidence (Law) - 1833
...a most efficacious test. By this mean the situation of the witness with respect to the parties and the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives,...manner in which he has used those means, his powers of discerning facts in the first mutation. (c) Evidence was permitted to bo given by a privy councillor...
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A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States ...

John Bouvier - Anglo-Norman dialect - 1843 - 1512 pages
...respect to the parties and the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives, his inclinations and his prejudices, his means of obtaining a correct and certain knowledge of the facts to which he testifies, the manner in which hfe has used those means, his powers of discerning the facts in the...
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Report of the Proceedings and Evidence in the Arbitration Between the King ...

Hawaii. Office of the Attorney General - Arbitration and award - 1846 - 671 pages
...certainly a most efficient test. By this means the situation of the witness with respect to the parties and the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives,...testimony, the manner in which he has used those means, his power of discerning facts in the first instance, and his capacity for retaining and describing them,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 23

Alabama. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1854
...of it," says Professor Greenleaf, " the situation of the witness with respect to the parties and to the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives,...description, are all fully investigated and ascertained," &c. — 1 Greenl. Ev. 446. Tested by the rules governing cross-examinations, it is very clear that...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 1

Georgia. Supreme Court - Equity - 1847
...respect to the parties, and to the subject of litigation ; his interest, his motives ; his inclinations and prejudices; his means of obtaining a correct and...facts to which he bears testimony ; the manner in wbich he has used those means ; his powers of discernment, memory and description ; are all fully investigated...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, as Administered in England and ..., Volume 2

John Pitt Taylor - Evidence (Law) - 1848 - 1386 pages
...discovery of truth. By means of it, the situation of the witness with respect to the parties and to the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives,...ascertained, and submitted to the consideration of the jury, who have an opportunity of observing his demeanor, and of determining the just value of his testimony....
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Message of the President of the United States Communicating the Proceedings ...

James Knox Polk - 1848 - 447 pages
...situation of the witness with respect to the parties and the subject of litigation, -his interests, his motives, his inclination and prejudices, his means...knowledge of the facts to which he bears testimony, i\& manner in which he has used those means, his powers of discerning facts in the first instance,...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, as Administered in England and ..., Volume 2

John Pitt Taylor - Evidence (Law) - 1858 - 1675 pages
...discovery of truth. By means of it, the situation of the witness with respect to the parties and to the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives, his inclination and prejudices, his character, his means of obtaining a correct and certain knowledge of the facts to which he bears testimony,...
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The Law of Evidence: Applicable to the Courts of the East India Company ...

John Bruce Norton - 1859
...a most efficacious test. By this means the situation of the witness with respect to the parties and the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives,...manner in which he has used those means, his powers of discerning facts in the first instance, and his capacity for retaining and describing them, are fully...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in Scotland, Volume 2

William Gillespie Dickson - Evidence - 1864 - 1268 pages
...error in testimony. " By means of it, the situation of the witness with respect to the parties, and to the subject of litigation, his interest, his motives,...manner in which he has used those means, his powers of decernmcnt, memory, and description, are all fully investigated and ascertained, and submitted to the...
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