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mistrial

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɪs.traɪəl/ us  
a trial during which a mistake has been made, causing the judgment to have no legal value US a trial in which it cannot be decided if a person is guilty or not
Translations of “mistrial”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無效審判, 未決審判…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无效审判, 未决审判…
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