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Definition of Trial

Trial

  1. The act of trying or testing in any manner.
  2. Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
  3. The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
  4. Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
  5. The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men.
  6. That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial.
  7. The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue.

Trial Quotations

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

In my experience, most federal prosecutors, at every level, are seeking to make a name for themselves, and the best way to do that is by prosecuting some high-level person. While companies that are indicted almost always settle, individual defendants whose careers are at stake will often go to trial.
Jed S. Rakoff

Everywhere you look, there's a hunger to put the ethos by which Wall Street thrives on trial.
Tina Brown

It is better that a guilty man should not be brought to trial than that he should be acquitted.
Livy

It's extremely damaging to a fair trial to have people reaching judgment about the case in the newspapers and on the radio before the facts are heard in a case.
Bill James
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Trial Translations

trial in Dutch is probeersel, proefstuk
trial in French is manipulation
trial in German is Versuch, Untersuchung, Erprobung
trial in Italian is esperimento, procedimento
trial in Latin is judicium, tentatio-onis, temptatio, iudicium
trial in Spanish is pleito, ensayo
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