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voir dire  audio  (vwär dîr) KEY 

NOUN:
A preliminary examination of prospective jurors or witnesses under oath to determine their competence or suitability.

ETYMOLOGY:
Anglo-Norman, to speak the truth : Latin vrus, true; see wr-o- in Indo-European roots + Latin dcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots


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