Mistrial definition

mĭstrīəl, -trīl, mĭs-trīəl, -trīl
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.
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A trial that the judge orders ended without a verdict, either because the jury has deadlocked or because of an incident or mistake prejudicing the outcome.
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(law) A trial that is invalid because of an error in procedure.
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(law) A trial made void because of a prejudicial error in the proceedings, a lack of jurisdiction by the court, or the inability of the jury to agree upon a verdict.
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Noun

Singular:
mistrial
Plural:
mistrials