bring before

phrasal verb

brought before; bringing before; brings before
formal
: to cause (someone or something) to come to (someone or something) for an official decision or judgment
He was brought (up) before the judge on a charge of obstructing justice.
The case was finally brought before the Supreme Court.

Examples of bring before in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rubio hammered home his argument that there’s no daylight between Cuba’s lack of justice and Trump’s own trial, with a video featuring a military official manacled and brought before a crowd of more than 15,000 in the Havana Sports Palace arena. Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun Sentinel Editorial Boards, Orlando Sentinel, 14 June 2024 In their initiation rituals, initiates were blindfolded and brought before skeletons, sometimes real and sometimes artificial, to represent the mortality of mankind. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 13 June 2024 Thomas, dressed in a gray sweat suit with a dark gray strip running down the pant legs, said very little as he was brought before Judge Marisol Martinez Alonso Saturday. Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News, 18 May 2024 Stinson is expected to be brought before the court Friday and served with an outstanding warrant charging him for his direct involvement in the robbery, police said. Staff Reports, Hartford Courant, 21 Mar. 2024 Magneto being brought before the U.N. Commission on Superhuman Activities in chains to defend himself is an echo of those story lines, as is the fact that the human protesters at the trial are far more violent than the mutants themselves. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 20 Mar. 2024 Along with similar programs developed elsewhere, the Ontario policy was brought before the WTO’s dispute settlement system and found to be in violation of the global trade rules. Jessica F. Green, Foreign Affairs, 12 Nov. 2021 After a cursory investigation, Dreyfus was arrested and brought before a court martial. Maurice Samuels / Made By History, TIME, 21 May 2024 However, the matter was postponed, and the case wasn’t brought before the grand jury until two months later, in mid-January. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024

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“Bring before.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20before. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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