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undertrial Line breaks: under|trial
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndətrʌɪəl/

Definition of undertrial in English:

noun

Indian informal
A person who is on trial in a court of law: the constables guarding the undertrials were taken by surprise
More example sentences
  • They do not disqualify an undertrial from contesting elections; it only bars a person in jail from voting.
  • The prisoners housed in this sub-jail are undertrials mainly serving time for distilling and selling illicit arrack.
  • 74 per cent of our total prisoners are undertrials.

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