pretrial
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.


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  • pretrial — preliminary hearing before a trial, 1938, American English, from PRE (Cf. pre ) + TRIAL (Cf. trial) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • pretrial — pre·tri·al || ‚prɪː traɪəl 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

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