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English definition of “mistrial”

mistrial

noun [C]     /ˈmɪs.traɪəl/
a trial during which a mistake has been made, causing the judgment to have no legal valueCourt cases, orders and decisions US a trial in which it cannot be decided if a person is guilty or notCourt cases, orders and decisions
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