Cross examination

Posted by ESC on February 11, 2008 at 11:02:

In Reply to: Cross examination posted by Ed Good on February 11, 2008 at 10:57:

: Where did the term "cross examination" come from?

Direct examination/cross examination ( dictionary/cross%20examination ) are legal terms. I am guessing that it relates to the attorneys' footpaths crossing as they go up to the witness stand and back.