pretrial Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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pretrialadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌpriˈtraɪ·əl/
happening in or ​involving the ​period before a ​trialbegins: Cooper ​failed to ​testify in a pretrial ​hearing on 1 ​March.
(Definition of pretrial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pretrialadjective, adverb [not gradable]

(also pre-trial)  us   /ˌpriˈtrɑɪ·əl, -ˈtrɑɪl/
happening in or ​involving the ​period before a ​trialbegins: Cooper ​failed to ​testify in a ​March 1 pretrial ​hearing.
(Definition of pretrial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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