pretrial

adjective pre·tri·al \ ˌprē-ˈtrī(-ə)l \
variants: or pre-trial

Definition of pretrial

: occurring or existing before a trial
  • a pretrial hearing

First Known Use of pretrial

1894

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pretrial

adjective pre·tri·al \ ˌprē-ˈtrī-əl \

legal Definition of pretrial

: existing or occurring before trial
  • a pretrial motion
  • a pretrial detainee

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