court trial
A trial in which the judge decides factual as well as legal questions, and makes the final judgment. Compare: jury trial
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

court trial
   ("non-jury trial"): a trial with a judge but no jury.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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