Definition of retrial
: a second trial, experiment, or test; specifically : a second judicial trial
Examples of retrial in a Sentence
His case is coming up for retrial.
Recent Examples of retrial from the Web
Idaho’s highest court on Monday stood by its decision to order a retrial of one of two brothers accused in a double murder 34 years ago in north-central Idaho.
But the retrial of Tonya Lucas, whose conviction and six life sentences were overturned two years ago after arson investigation methods used in the case were discredited, landed her back in a courtroom Thursday morning to recount the experience.
After receiving no jail time, the two men faced civil rights charges that came about after intense efforts by Asian-American activists, but they were later cleared of them after a retrial.
Related: Opening statements in the retrial were June 8.
Neither Wyatt nor Benson gave any indication on how a retrial would affect Cosby's planned summer tour.
A Cincinnati judge declared a mistrial in the retrial of former Officer Raymond M. Tensing, who fatally shot Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist, in 2015.
Stewart avoided a retrial by pleading an equivalent of no contest to felony robbery and conspiracy.
The discovery in those cases is underway, but his deposition testimony will remain on hold until the retrial in the criminal case.
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First Known Use of retrial
RETRIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retrial for English Language Learners
: a second trial in a court of law in order to make a new judgment on a case that has been judged before
Legal Definition of retrial
: a trial of a matter already tried
Additional Notes on retrial
A retrial is barred by double jeopardy following a mistrial for which there was no manifest necessity.
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