try


try
try vt tried, try·ing [Anglo-French trier to choose, sort, ascertain, examine judicially, from Old French, to choose, sort]
1: to examine or investigate judicially
no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common lawU.S. Constitution amend. VII
in all actions tried upon the facts without a juryFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 52(a)
2: to conduct the trial of: put on trial
if...the judge before whom the defendant has been tried is unable to perform the duties to be performed by the court after a verdict or finding of guiltFederal Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 25(b)
3: to participate as lawyer or counsel in the trial of: bring to trial on behalf of a client
was unqualified to try death penalty cases

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

try
I (attempt) verb aim, aspire, conari, endeavor, exert oneself, make an effort, put forth effort, seek, strain, strive, tackle, take a chance, temptare, test, undertake, venture II (conduct a trial) verb adjudge, adjudicate, cognoscere, consider, decide, deliberate, examine, examine judicially, hear a case, hear a cause, iudicare, judge, legally determine, pronounce, rule, sit in judgment associated concepts: try a case before a judge, try a case before a jury III index adjudicate, adopt, attempt, check (inspect), endeavor (noun), endeavor (verb), exert, harrow, harry (harass), hear (give a legal hearing), judge, pursuit (effort to secure), resort, strive, test, undertake

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


try
v.
To examine a case in a judicial trial; to subject a criminal suspect to a trial.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


try
v. To judiciously examine both sides of a dispute and to come to an equitable solution by virtue of a trial.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


try
To litigate a legal controversy; to argue a lawsuit in court as an attorney; to sit in the role of a judge or jury to investigate and decide upon questions of law (See question of law) and fact presented in such an action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


try
To litigate a legal controversy; to argue a lawsuit in court as an attorney; to sit in the role of a judge or jury to investigate and decide upon questions of law and fact presented in such an action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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