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state trial

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Definition of state trial in English:

noun

A trial in which prosecution is made by the state.
Example sentences
  • Brown claims that there was insufficient evidence to convict him in his state trial, and that she has a federal Due Process Clause right to have her conviction reversed on these grounds.
  • Following his climb-down in agreeing to cancel a mass meeting at Clontarf in 1843, he was convicted of seditious conspiracy in a state trial of 1844.
  • The case marks the first time in 20 years that the Egyptian government has organized a state trial of defendants charged with communist sedition.

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