trial by certificate

Definition of trial by certificate

: a trial of an issue formerly determined exclusively by the testimony of a person (as a military officer) certifying to what is peculiarly within his knowledge (as that a soldier is absent)

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“Trial by certificate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trial%20by%20certificate. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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