“he had a fair
trial and the jury found him guilty”
“most of these complaints are settled before they go to
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a trial that is conducted by a military court
ordeal, trial by ordeal
a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school; Scopes was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow; Scopes was convicted but the verdict was later reversed
a trial held for show; the guilt of the accused person has been decided in advance
a trial that is invalid or inconclusive
a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occurs when the initial trial is found to have been improper or unfair due to procedural errors
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings
(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked