- the examination before a judicial tribunal of the facts put in issue in a cause, often including issues of law as well as those of fact.
- the determination of a person's guilt or innocence by due process of law.
- undergoing examination before a judicial tribunal.
- undergoing a probationary or trial period.
Examples from the Web for retrial
I was convicted a year later and sentenced to death—a charge later overturned by the Supreme Court when it called for a retrial.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state, after consulting families, decided not to attempt a retrial of Michaels.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was not a retrial per se, but rather a fresh look at the appeal process that freed Knox.
Smiling and waving, his conviction overturned, a confident Hosni Mubarak showed up for his retrial in Cairo.
Many activists and human-rights advocates met the news of the retrial with cautious optimism.
Mr. Henderson succeeded in getting a retrial, and even a third hearing, but still the man was under sentence of death.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
The result of a doubtful (non liquet) verdict was a retrial of the case at some future time.
It made an immense excitement; the State rose as one man and clamored for Clayton's pardon and retrial.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
They had hoped to secure a countersign of their own judgment without a retrial by the governor.
British Dictionary definitions for retrial (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for retrial (2 of 3)
- the act or an instance of trying or proving; test or experiment
- (as modifier)a trial run
- the judicial examination of the issues in a civil or criminal cause by a competent tribunal and the determination of these issues in accordance with the law of the land
- the determination of an accused person's guilt or innocence after hearing evidence for the prosecution and for the accused and the judicial examination of the issues involved
- (as modifier)trial proceedings
- undergoing trial, esp before a court of law
- being tested, as before a commitment to purchase
verb trials, trialling or trialled
Word Origin for trial
British Dictionary definitions for retrial (3 of 3)
Word Origin for trial
Word Origin and History for retrial (1 of 2)
mid-15c., "act or process of testing," from Anglo-French trial, noun formed from triet "to try" (see try). Sense of "examining and deciding a case in a court of law" is first recorded 1570s; extended to any ordeal by 1590s. As an adjectival phrase, trial-and-error is recorded from 1806. Trial balloon (1939) is congnate of French ballon d'essai.
Idioms and Phrases with retrial
In addition to the idioms beginning with trial
- trial and error
- trial balloon
- trial by fire
- trials and tribulations
- on trial