show trial

show trial


: a trial in a court of law in which the verdict has been decided in advance

Full Definition of SHOW TRIAL

:  a trial (as of political opponents) in which the verdict is rigged and a public confession is often extracted

Examples of SHOW TRIAL

  1. They were forced to confess their guilt in public show trials.

First Known Use of SHOW TRIAL



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