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mis·tri·al

 (mĭs′trī′əl, -trīl′, mĭs-trī′əl, -trīl′)
n.
A trial that is rendered void and of no legal effect because of some serious procedural error or irregularity or because of the inability of the jury to reach a verdict.

mistrial

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

mis•tri•al

(mɪsˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl)

n.
1. a trial terminated without conclusion on the merits of the case because of some prejudicial error in the proceedings.
2. an inconclusive trial, as where the jury cannot agree on a verdict.
[1620–30]

mistrial

A trial that is invalid because an error has been made or because the jury is unable to agree on a verdict.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mistrial - a trial that is invalid or inconclusivemistrial - a trial that is invalid or inconclusive
trial - (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law; "he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
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

mistrial

[ˌmɪsˈtraɪəl] N (US, Brit) (invalidated) → juicio m viciado de nulidad (US) (inconclusive) → juicio m nulo por desacuerdo del jurado

mistrial

[ˈmɪstraɪəl] n
(= trial that is conducted unfairly) → annulation f du procès
(US) (= trial ending without a verdict) → annulation f du procès
to declare a mistrial → prononcer l'annulation du procès

mistrial

n it was declared a mistrialdas Urteil wurde wegen Verfahrensmängeln aufgehoben
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