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Evidence (Scotland) Act 1853

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VAdducing of Party as a Witness not to have Effect of Reference to his Oath.

The adducing of any Party as a Witness in any Cause or Proceeding by the adverse Party shall not have the Effect of a Reference to the Oath of the Party so adduced : Provided always, that it shall not be competent to any Party who has called and examined the opposite Party as a Witness thereafter to refer the Cause or any Part of it to his Oath, and that in all other respects the Right of Reference to Oath shall remain as at present established by the Law and Practice of Scotland.

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