Definitions for pretrialpriˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pre•tri•alpriˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl(n.)
a proceeding held by a judge, arbitrator, etc., before a trial to clarify issues of law and fact and stipulate certain matters between the parties.
(adj.)of or pertaining to such a proceeding.
Origin of pretrial:
pretrial, pretrial conference(noun)
(law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
A preliminary trial held in advance of a court trial.
As a result, another pretrial review was to be held on 17 February.
Pertaining to a preliminary trial.
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