English version

mistrial

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
mistrialmis‧tri‧al /ˌmɪsˈtraɪəl/ noun [countable]  SCTa trial in a court of law which is unfair, so that a new trial has to be held The judge declared a mistrial.
Examples from the Corpus
mistrialOn July 26 the two were ordered to be retried after a mistrial was declared.Only on one count, against Powell, was the jury unable to reach a decision and a mistrial declared.Barnhill saw no course but to declare a mistrial.Yes, the judge said in declaring a mistrial, this is exactly what Dalzell felt happened to Lisa Lambert.Had that fact been mentioned, the prosecutor could have demanded a mistrial.The judge has dismissed at least a half-dozen defense requests for a mistrial since jury selection began last September.But it is virtually unthinkable that it could end in an acquittal, still less a mistrial.A mistrial was declared in the case.declared a mistrialJudge Garcia was forced to declare a mistrial.Since the jury could not make a decision, Judge Garcia was forced to declare a mistrial.Barnhill saw no course but to declare a mistrial.Yes, the judge said in declaring a mistrial, this is exactly what Dalzell felt happened to Lisa Lambert.
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