post·​tri·​al ˌpōst-ˈtrī(-ə)l How to pronounce posttrial (audio)
: 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,, 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, 3 Feb. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of posttrial was in 1883

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“Posttrial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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