Leading Question Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Leading Question, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Leading Question?

(n) Leading question is the method of questioning by which a person is directed to answer them in the way expected by the questioner. eg. Attorney asking his witness the question, ‘it was raining when the incident occurs, isn’t it ? , the answer can be a clear ‘yes’ the expected answer. Leading questions to own witness are generally disallowed by the judges. Leading questions to opposite or hostile witness are generally permitted