Leading Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Leading?

(v) Leading is the method of questioning by which a person can answer them in the way expected by the questioner. Such leading method is resorted to help the witness to remember the issue. eg. Attorney asking his question, ‘was it about 5 in the evening, you saw the fight between the parties’ , the answer can be a clear ‘yes’. Leading questions to own witness are generally disallowed by the judges.