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trial

noun [C/U] (LEGAL PROCESS)   /ˈtrɑɪˌəl, trɑɪl/
the examination in a court of law of the facts of a case to decide whether a person is guilty of a crime or responsible for an injury to another person : [C] a criminal / civil trial [U] The case will soon go to trial (= begin ). [U] She must still stand trial (= be judged in a court of law ). on trial If someone is on trial, the case in which that person's guilt is being judged has begun : He was on trial for assault and robbery .
(Definition of trial noun (LEGAL PROCESS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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