Definitions for pretrialpriˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl
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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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The fact is, this is a pretrial facility where people have not been convicted of a crime but are forced to live in inhumane conditions.
Many of the pretrial proceedings took place under seal and some of the sidebars were under seal, we will not know until those transcripts are unsealed what other issues may be present in the case.
What's being set up now is extensive pretrial litigation, reconstruction of the case itself, reopening all of these avenues of investigation, reinterviewing everybody, transcribing and delivering all of the transcripts of all three trials, which will be approximately three to four months of testimony which has to be transcribed ... it's going to go on for quite a while.
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