mistrial


mis·tri·al

noun \ˈmis-ˌtrī(-ə)l\

law : a trial that is not valid because of an error or because the jury is unable to decide a verdict

Full Definition of MISTRIAL

:  a trial that has no legal effect by reason of some error or serious prejudicial misconduct in the proceedings

Examples of MISTRIAL

  1. The judge declared a mistrial.

First Known Use of MISTRIAL

1628

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