new trial

noun

Legal Definition of new trial

: a repeat inquiry by the same court into all or some of the issues in an action for the purpose of correcting a problem (as the improper admission of evidence) in the prior trial, determining the merits of a challenge (as that the verdict is contrary to law) to the prior outcome, or considering newly discovered evidence — compare appeal

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“New trial.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/new%20trial. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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