mistrial

[ mis-trahy-uhl, -trahyl ]
/ mɪsˈtraɪ əl, -ˈtraɪl /

noun Law.

a trial terminated without conclusion on the merits of the case because of some error in the proceedings.
an inconclusive trial, as where the jury cannot agree.

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Origin of mistrial

First recorded in 1620–30; mis-1 + trial
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British Dictionary definitions for mistrial

mistrial
/ (mɪsˈtraɪəl) /

noun

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