pretrial

adjective
pre·​tri·​al | \ ˌprē-ˈtrī(-ə)l How to pronounce pretrial (audio) \
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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The first known use of pretrial was in 1894

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“Pretrial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretrial. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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pretrial

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English Language Learners Definition of pretrial

chiefly US, law : before a trial

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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