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trial

noun [C or U] (LEGAL PROCESS)    /traɪəl/
B2 the hearing of statements and showing of objects , etc. in a law court to judge if a person is guilty of a crime or to decide a case or a legal matter : trial proceedings Trial by jury is a fundamental right . It was a very complicated trial that went on for months . She's going on/ standing trial for fraud . → See also try verbCourt cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of trial noun (LEGAL PROCESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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