pretrial


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pre·tri·al

 (prē-trī′əl, -trīl′)
n.
A proceeding held before an official trial, especially to clarify points of law and facts.
adj.
1. Existing or occurring before a trial: pretrial detention; pretrial hearings.
2. Of or relating to a pretrial.

pre•tri•al

(priˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl)

n.
1. a proceeding held by a judge, arbitrator, etc., before a trial to clarify issues of law and fact and stipulate certain matters between the parties.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to such a proceeding.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pretrial - (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
group discussion, conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

pretrial

adj (Jur) → vor der Hauptverhandlung
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