[mis-trahy-uh l, -trahyl]
Origin of mistrial
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Examples from the Web for mistrial
His first ended in a mistrial, as did the second, ultimately.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls
December 4, 2014
He sent them back to the jury room, but after an hour he accepted they were deadlocked and declared a mistrial.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles
November 2, 2014
Of course these remarks, if said in front of a jury, might have been grounds for a mistrial.Pistorius’s Cross-Examination Could Have Been Grounds for a Mistrial in a U.S. Court
James D. Zirin
May 5, 2014
The only way to call the 2012 election a mistrial on the Affordable Care Act is to ignore the 2012 election.Jim DeMint’s New Obamacare Attack: It Wasn’t Approved
October 18, 2013
She may say, when the case ends in a mistrial, “Burnt myself out for nothing.”From ‘Treme’ to ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ TV’s Women Aren’t Wimps
November 30, 2012
I want you to withdraw a juror in this case and consent to a mistrial.The Case and Exceptions
Frederick Trevor Hill
Mistrial made few pretensions to the virtues which you and I possess.
During the journey from his home Mistrial had contemplated that text.
He was a feeble child; yet such, Mistrial understood, had Methusaleh been.
Mistrial had served his novitiate where the pochard is rare.
- 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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Word Origin and History for mistrial
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