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trial British & World English

A formal examination of evidence by a judge, typically before a jury, in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings

trial English Thesaurus

the trial is expected to last several weeks

on trial British & World English

Being tried in a court of law

trial run British & World English

A preliminary test of how a new system or product works

show trial British & World English

A judicial trial held in public with the intention of influencing or satisfying public opinion, rather than of ensuring justice

stand trial British & World English

Be tried in a court of law

state trial British & World English

A trial in which prosecution is made by the state

time trial British & World English

(In various sports) a test of a competitor’s individual speed over a set distance, especially a cycling race in which competitors are separately timed

trial court British & World English

A court of law where cases are tried in the first place, as opposed to an appeal court

speedy trial British & World English

A criminal trial held after minimal delay, as considered to be a citizen’s constitutional right

trial balance British & World English

A statement of all debits and credits in a double-entry account book, with any disagreement indicating an error

trial balloon British & World English

A tentative measure taken or statement made to see how a new policy will be received

trial lawyer British & World English

A lawyer who practises in a trial court, especially one who represents plaintiffs in tort suits

trial and error British & World English

The process of experimenting with various methods of doing something until one finds the most successful

separation British & World English

The state in which a couple remain married but live apart

on trial in trial British & World English

Being tried in a court of law

retrial British & World English

A second or further trial on the same issues and with the same parties

pretrial British & World English

In or relating to the period before a judicial trial

undertrial British & World English

A person who is on trial in a court of law

trial and error in trial British & World English

The process of experimenting with various methods of doing something until one finds the most successful

stand trial in stand British & World English

Be tried in a court of law

pyx British & World English

(In the UK) a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested annually at the trial of the pyx by members of the Goldsmiths' Company

trial of the pyx in pyx British & World English

(In the UK) a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested annually at the trial of the pyx by members of the Goldsmiths' Company