state trial

noun

Definition of state trial

1 : a trial for a political offense (such as treason)
2 : a trial that raises important questions of constitutional or international law

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First Known Use of state trial

1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“State trial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20trial. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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