A term almost always used in law in opposition to “direct,” though not the only antithesis of the latter word, as the terms “collateral” and “cross” are sometimes used in contrast with “direct.” As to Indirect “Confession.” “Contempt,” “Evidence,” and “Tax,” see those titles.

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