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Confrontation

Con`fron`ta´tion
n.1.Act of confronting.
Noun1.confrontation - a bold challenge
2.confrontation - discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions
3.confrontation - a hostile disagreement face-to-face
4.confrontation - the act of opposing groups confronting each other; "the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"; "the invaders encountered stiff opposition"
Synonyms: opposition
5.confrontation - a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison

CONFRONTATION, crim. law, practice. The act by which a witness is brought in the presence of the accused, so that the latter may object to him, if he can, and the former may know and identify the accused, and maintain the truth in his presence. No man can be a witness unless confronted with the accused, except by consent.

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