re·​tri·​al | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtrī(-ə)l How to pronounce retrial (audio) \

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 on the Web In a statement Friday, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott’s office said its prosecutors and the Justice Department’s National Security Division had carefully reviewed the case and the evidence that would be available at a retrial. Bob Egelko,, "Federal case against Lodi terror suspect Hamid Hayat comes to an end," 14 Feb. 2020 Had the retrial gone forward, it was expected to last about five weeks with the defense and prosecution potentially calling as many as 90 witnesses and experts to the stand. Anne Ryman, azcentral, "Steven Jones to be sentenced for 2015 NAU shooting," 11 Feb. 2020 Almena has been in jail for more than two years unable to make bail and will likely remain there until his retrial. Wes Enzinna, Harper's magazine, "Gimme Shelter," 19 Nov. 2019 The following year, another jury convicted him of all counts after a retrial. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction Partially Overturned," 21 Jan. 2020 Since then, Clemons was convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, but at the completion of a retrial was found not guilty of the disorderly conduct charge. Christopher Harress |, al, "Waffle House being sued for racial discrimination by woman wrestled to floor by Saraland cops," 16 Nov. 2019 Taylor was dejected by the outcome but vowed to seek a retrial. Los Angeles Times, "Meet Alki David: The self-appointed ambassador for the ‘wronged’ men of the #MeToo movement," 15 Oct. 2019 Before another retrial in 2017, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregg Prickett allowed prosecutors to include testimony that Johnny Boyd, Melton’s former lover, gave during a preliminary hearing in 1982. Daily Pilot, "Appellate justices overturn murder verdict for man accused in 1981 Newport Beach slaying," 7 Oct. 2019 At the end of the retrial on Friday in Ciudad Delgado, prosecutors asked the court to impose an even longer sentence of 40 years. Flora Charner And Kara Fox, CNN, "Salvadoran woman at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted of all charges," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of retrial

1779, in the meaning defined above

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18 Feb 2020

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“Retrial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of retrial

: a second trial in a court of law in order to make a new judgment on a case that has been judged before


re·​tri·​al | \ ˌrē-ˈtrī-əl, ˈrē-ˌtrī- How to pronounce retrial (audio) \

Legal Definition of retrial

: a trial of a matter already tried

Note: A retrial is barred by double jeopardy following a mistrial for which there was no manifest necessity.

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