Definition of on trial
- on trial for murder
- She went on trial for possession of drugs.
- The controversial case has put the entire health-care system on trial.
: the formal examination before a competent tribunal of the matter in issue in a civil or criminal cause in order to determine such issue
: the action or process of trying or putting to the proof : test
: a preliminary contest (as in a sport)
: of, relating to, or used in a trial
: made or done as a test or experiment
: used or tried out in a test or experiment
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