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Leading Question

A question so worded as to suggest an answer. “Was he dressed in a black coat?” leads to the answer “Yes.” In cross-examining a witness, leading questions are permitted, because the chief object of a cross-examination is to obtain contradictions.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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