Definition of speedy trial in English:

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speedy trial


chiefly 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.

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Syllabification: speed·y tri·al

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