pre·tri·al /ˌprē-'trī-əl/ adj: existing or occurring before triala pretrial motiona pretrial detainee
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
adj.Before trial begins.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
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pretrial — [prē′trī′əl] adj. occurring, presented, or engaged in before a court trial actually begins [a pretrial motion] n. a pretrial proceeding for clearing up points of fact or law … English World dictionary
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pretrial — 1. adjective Pertaining to a preliminary trial. 2. noun A preliminary trial held in advance of a court trial. As a result, another pretrial review was to be held on 17 February … Wiktionary
pretrial — adj. Pretrial is used with these nouns: ↑build up, ↑detention, ↑hearing … Collocations dictionary
pretrial — noun (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases • Syn: ↑pretrial conference • Topics: ↑law,… … Useful english dictionary
pretrial — preÂ·triÂ·al || â€šprÉªË traÉªÉ™l adj. pertaining to the time preceding a trial … English contemporary dictionary
pretrial — adjective in or relating to the period before a judicial trial … English new terms dictionary
pretrial — pre·trial … English syllables
pretrial — pre•tri•al [[t]priˈtraɪ əl, ˈtraɪl[/t]] n. 1) a proceeding held by a judge, arbitrator, etc., before a trial to clarify issues of law and fact and stipulate certain matters between the parties 2) of or pertaining to such a proceeding • Etymology … From formal English to slang