trial by inspection

Definition of trial by inspection

: a trial of a case formerly settled by the individual observation and decision of the judge upon the testimony of his own senses without the intervention of a jury

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“Trial by inspection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trial%20by%20inspection. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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