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Meaning of “mistrial” in the English Dictionary

"mistrial" in British English

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mistrialnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɪs.traɪəl/
a ​trial that cannot be ​completed or whose ​result has no ​legalvalue, usually because a ​legalmistake has been made: The ​judgedeclared a mistrial after ​newspapersprinted a juror's ​name. He went on ​trial for the second ​time after the first ​caseended in a mistrial.
(Definition of mistrial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​fairtrialimpossible: After the ​jury had ​deliberated for two ​weeks without ​reaching a ​verdict, the ​judgedeclared a mistrial.
(Definition of mistrial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mistrial”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无效审判, 未决审判…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無效審判, 未決審判…
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