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mistrial

[mis-trahy-uh l, -trahyl] /mɪsˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl/
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 of mistrial
1620-1630
1620-30; mis-1 + trial
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mistrial

/mɪsˈtraɪəl/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for mistrial
n.

1620s; see mis- (1) + trial (n.).

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