Confrontation Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Confrontation.

Confrontation (noun)

  1. A face-to-face meeting or encounter, often involving a dispute or conflict. In a legal setting, it commonly refers to the opportunity given to a defendant or their counsel to question a witness directly.
  2. Referring to the "Confrontation Clause" in the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, it is the defendant's right in a criminal trial to confront and cross-examine the prosecution's witnesses against them, aimed at ensuring a fair and just trial.