In the process of being tried, especially in a court of law. For example, He would be put on trial for the murder of his wife. [Early 1700s]
As a test of something, on probation, as in They said we could take the vacuum cleaner on trial and return it if it was too noisy. [Early 1700s]
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, almost exactly 30 years after the trial, the judge left his home to board a steamboat and was never heard from again.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.
The challenge was accepted and the hay-wagon driven round and the trial commenced.
No doubt it will be a trial for Miss Rowan, but I think she would feel better to have her father buried here.
He consented to the trial, receiving Planner's solemn promise that, in the event of failure, it should be the last.
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
British parliament passed an act for transporting Americans to England for trial.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell