Definitions of trial

  1.   ( sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; " the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
  2.   The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue.
  3.   Any effort or exercise to ascertain what can be done; an attempt; an endeavour; examination by test or experiment; experience; any suffering or temptation that puts strength or virtue to the test; affiction; the formal examination before a judge by means of witnesses in a court of law, as to whether certain alleged facts or charges are true or untrue.
  4.   Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
  5.   The act of trying or testing in any manner.
  6.   ( law) legal proceedings consisting of the judicial examination of issues by a competent tribunal; " most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
  7.   trying something to find out about it; " a sample for ten days free trial"; " a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
  8.   of the nature of or undergoing an experiment; " an experimental drug"; " a pilot project"; " a test run"; " a trial separation"
  9.   Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining its effect; examination by a test; experiment; experience; suffering that tests virtue; temptation; the state of being tried; the judicial examination of a cause between parties, Trial at bar, a species of trial in difficult cases, which takes place before all the judges at the bar of the court. See Try.
  10.   ( law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; " he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"
  11.   The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men.
  12.   The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
  13.   Act of trying; test; judicial investigation; suffering; attempt.
  14.   Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
  15.   Affliction; hardship.
  16.   the act of testing something; " in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; " he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
  17.   That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial.
  18.   the act of undergoing testing; " he survived the great test of battle"; " candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
  19.   an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event; " his mother- in- law's visits were a great trial for him"; " life is full of tribulations"; " a visitation of the plague"
  20.   A trying: the act of trying: examination by a test: the state of being tried: suffering: temptation: judicial examination: attempt.
  21.   The act of trying, or the state of being tried; judicial examination.
  22.   The act of testing or proving; state of being tested; an attempt or endeavor; an experiment; an examination by test or experience; hardship; suffering or temptation; a judicial examination; as, a trial in court.

Quotes of trial

  1. I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me. – Vincent Bugliosi
  2. A far greater factor than abolishing poverty is the deterrent effect of swift and certain consequences: swift arrest, prompt trial certain penalty and- at some point- finality of judgment. – Warren E. Burger
  3. I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read! – Lewis Carroll
  4. I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended. – Christopher Darden
  5. And, you know, like I said, I'm not looking forward to a trial – Patty Hearst
  6. I have contact with no one involved in the trial – Kato Kaelin
  7. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller
  8. This is not a trial This is a lynching. There is no law. – Jack Kevorkian
  9. I desire to put off my trial as long as I can till I can get my evidence ready. – William Kidd
  10. I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial – Constance Baker Motley
  11. Well, I think they're all basically the same story. Every culture in the world has them. When you strip it down and analyze it, it's the young man or girl who goes through a trial or ordeal and hits a very low ebb but manages to get guidance from a Merlin type figure. – Liam Neeson
  12. This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common -sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses. – Bob Ney
  13. The vice president had a bargaining asset, however, that no ordinary person has: He was next in line to the presidency. I saw no chance that he would resign first, then take his chances on trial conviction, and jail. – Elliot Richardson
  14. For a while, people couldn't understand why I'd find them so fascinating, but I'd rather go to a trial than to a Broadway play. Now that we have Court TV, they see what I mean. – Ann Rule
  15. Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life -style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. – Hunter S. Thompson

Usage examples for trial

  1. Now that it was put to the trial she found that she had no power, even over her own daughter. ” – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. His trial was a form. ” – The Theory of Social Revolutions by Brooks Adams
  3. Thus ended the great trial – Archibald Malmaison by Julian Hawthorne
  4. And no man shall say me nay, if I will that this stranger make trial of it. ” – The Story Of The Odyssey by The Rev. Alfred J. Church
  5. There had been already one trial of strength with him which had not been entirely successful. ” – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  6. “ 9511. Are you not satisfied with your first year's trial here? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. “ I have tried- my trial is made too! ” – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  8. And then came the trial – Pamela Giraud by Honore de Balzac
  9. And the longer a trial is about and the greater the interest, the more chance a man has to escape. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  10. But you've made a fair trial and it's of no use. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  11. But the trial was naturally a mere form. ” – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  12. His trial comes up next week. ” – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. At least, she must make the trial – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  14. What, did you intend to leave him alone in the hardest trial of his life? ” – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  15. He was now working on trial for a week, but whether giving satisfaction or no they did not learn. ” – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  16. Jack saw the trial and was puzzled. ” – The Second String by Nat Gould
  17. Then there will be another trial – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  18. At any rate it's worth a trial – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  19. “ 137; trial of i. ” – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  20. Now we shall learn what Hellgum meant when he wrote in his last letter that a great trial of our faith was before us. ” – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf

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