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mistrial

noun [C]  /mɪsˈtrɑɪl/ law us  
a trial that is ended by a judge because no decision can be reached or because mistakes in law have been made that make a fair trial impossible: After the jury had deliberated for two weeks without reaching a verdict, the judge declared a mistrial.
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