call-over

call-over

n
(Law) law a preliminary hearing
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I've got a cutting from The Times in the 1890s where the writer laments: 'It comes to a pretty pass when an owner can't have PS1,000 on his dog at a call-over.
Discreet confederate agents would strike at call-overs, but not before Purefoy placed hefty commissions in Europe, South Africa and Australia, where betting markets on Britain's big races were routinely formed.