Share this entry
speedy trial Line breaks: speedy trial

Definition of speedy trial in English:


chiefly US Law
A criminal trial held after minimal delay, as considered to be a citizen’s constitutional right.
Example sentences
  • He directed a speedy trial, and the speedy trial began before me on Wednesday the 6th June 2001.
  • At that hearing the judge effectively stood over the application to trial and ordered a speedy trial.
  • It seems to me that for these reasons the classic balance of convenience test favours the granting of an interim injunction, possibly with directions for a speedy trial.
Definition of speedy trial in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources