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, in the meaning defined above

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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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