Pretrial definition

prē-trīəl, -trīl
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Of or relating to a pretrial.
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Existing or occurring before a trial.

Pretrial detention; pretrial hearings.

adjective
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Occurring, presented, or engaged in before a court trial actually begins.

A pretrial motion.

adjective
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A proceeding held before an official trial, especially to clarify points of law and facts.
noun
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A pretrial proceeding for clearing up points of fact or law.
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Pertaining to a preliminary trial.
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(law) A preliminary trial held in advance of a court trial.

As a result, another pretrial review was to be held on 17 February.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pretrial
Plural:
pretrials

Origin of pretrial

  • pre- +"Ž trial

    From Wiktionary