A witness who is biased against the examining party, who is unwilling to testify, or who is identified with an adverse party.
? A hostile witness may be asked leading questions on direct examination. Fed. R. Evid. 611(c).
¡ª Also termed adverse witness. See adverse party under PARTY(2). [Cases: Witnesses 244. C.J.S. Witnesses ¡ì 422.]
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