Definitions for pretrialpriˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•tri•alpriˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl(n.)

  1. 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.

  2. (adj.)of or pertaining to such a proceeding.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. pretrial(Noun)

    A preliminary trial held in advance of a court trial.

    As a result, another pretrial review was to be held on 17 February.

  2. pretrial(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a preliminary trial.

Anagrams of pretrial

  1. paltrier


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