Definition of Mistrial

1. Noun. A trial that is invalid or inconclusive.

Generic synonyms: Trial
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Mistrial

1. n. A false or erroneous trial; a trial which has no result.

Definition of Mistrial

1. Noun. (legal) A trial that is invalid because of an error in procedure ¹

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Definition of Mistrial

1. a trial made invalid because of some error in procedure [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mistrial

mistreadings
mistreat
mistreated
mistreater
mistreaters
mistreating
mistreatment
mistreatments
mistreats
mistresse
mistresses
mistressless
mistressship
mistressships
mistrial (current term)
mistrials
mistris
mistrist
mistrow
mistrowed
mistrowing
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mistrust
mistrusted
mistruster
mistrusters
mistrustful
mistrustfully
mistrustfulness

Literary usage of Mistrial

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In the matter of declaring a mistrial based upon such grounds the trial court had a broad discretion, and it does not appear that this discretion was abused ..."

2. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1901)
"Effect of mistrial — Not Acquittal. — A declaration of a mistrial and a discharge ... In a civil Case the fact that there has been a mistrial furnishes .no ..."

3. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... or where there is a mistrial, or a motion in arrest of judgment is sustained. AIM-. <5. No person shull be compelled to give evidence against himself in ..."

4. Recollections of a Rebel Reefer by James Morris Morgan (1917)
"... located — I go to Leesville and bring Grimes to Charleston to testify — Grimes attempts to kill himself — Grimes's sensational testimony — mistrial. ..."

5. A Treatise on Criminal Pleading and Practice by Francis Wharton (1889)
"If the verdict in a case of felony is taken in the defendant's absence this is a mistrial, but does not, in felonies not capital, entitle the defendant to a ..."

6. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1918)
"... when the surprise is discovered, it is not made known to the court, and no motion is made for a mistrial or continuance of the cause.19 70. ..."

7. A Treatise on New Trial and Appellate Practice: Presenting and Illustrating ...by Thomas Carl Spelling by Thomas Carl Spelling (1903)
"New trial distinguished from mistrial. § 10. New trial distinguished from arrest of judgment. § 11. New trial distinguished from motion to quash information ..."

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