Meaning of “mistrial” in the English Dictionary

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"mistrial" in British English

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mistrialnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɪs.traɪəl/ us /ˈmɪs.traɪəl/

a trial that cannot be completed or whose result has no legal value, usually because a legal mistake has been made:

The judge declared a mistrial after newspapers printed a juror's name.
He went on trial for the second time after the first case ended in a mistrial.

(Definition of “mistrial” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mistrial" in American English

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mistrialnoun [ C ]

us /mɪsˈtrɑɪl/ law

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.

(Definition of “mistrial” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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