bench trial

noun

Legal Definition of bench trial

: a trial in which there is no jury and the judge decides the case — compare jury trial

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“Bench trial.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/bench%20trial. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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