post·​tri·​al | \ ˌpōst-ˈtrī(-ə)l How to pronounce posttrial (audio) \

Definition of posttrial

: occurring or existing after a trial posttrial motions posttrial access to experimental medication

Examples of posttrial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The records included both pretrial detentions and posttrial commitments to juvenile hall. Joaquin Palomino,, "How The Chronicle reported the ‘Minor crimes, major time’ story," 21 Nov. 2019 Mr. Brown filed a motion to reopen his client’s posttrial proceedings in June based on the fact that Mr. Syed’s trial lawyer never called Ms. McClain as an alibi witness and did not seek a plea agreement. Ashley Southall, New York Times, "In ‘Serial’ Case, Adnan Syed’s Hearing for Retrial Is Underway," 3 Feb. 2016

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First Known Use of posttrial

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Posttrial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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