[pree-trahy-uh l, -trahyl]
- of or relating to such a proceeding.
- done, occurring, etc., prior to a trial: pretrial publicity.
Origin of pretrial
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Examples from the Web for pretrial
He is being held in pretrial detention in Baku and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
Ray Rice, who married Janay Rice on March 28, was accepted into a pretrial intervention program to avoid time behind bars in May.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Sept 14
September 14, 2014
Rice managed to avoid jail time by entering a pretrial diversionary program.Hey NFL Fans: Ray Rice Isn’t the Problem. You Are.
July 24, 2014
At present, thousands of businessmen are in pretrial detention in Russia on false charges and at the behest of their competitors.Ukraine’s Revolutionary Lesson for Russia
March 2, 2014
The government and the court would then convert the pretrial conditions as conditional release.Inside the ‘PayPal 14’ Trial
December 6, 2013
Word Origin and History for pretrial
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