Mist rial

mistrial

[mis-trahy-uhl, -trahyl]
noun Law.
1.
a trial terminated without conclusion on the merits of the case because of some error in the proceedings.
2.
an inconclusive trial, as where the jury cannot agree.

Origin:
1620–30; mis-1 + trial

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mistrial (mɪsˈtraɪəl)
 
n
1.  a trial made void because of some error, such as a defect in procedure
2.  (in the US) an inconclusive trial, as when a jury cannot agree on a verdict

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mistrial
1628; see mis- (1) + trial.
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