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audition a trial performance by an actor, musician, or dancer. [1/5 definitions]
bail1 an amount of money or other property left with a court to ensure that a person who is released after arrest will return to stand trial. [1/5 definitions]
bill of attainder a legislative act in which a person is found guilty, without trial, of a crime, esp. treason, and condemned to capital punishment.
Calvary (sometimes l.c.) a place or occasion of severe trial, or an intensely painful, anguishing experience. [1/2 definitions]
cop a plea (informal) to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to avoid trial on the original charge.
court-martial a trial by a military court. [1/4 definitions]
detention the detaining of someone, esp. for a short time, either as punishment or until a trial can be held. [1/3 definitions]
discontinuance in law, the ending of a court proceeding before trial, usu. by a plaintiff. [1/2 definitions]
district court a U.S. Federal trial court in each judicial district. [1/2 definitions]
dock3 an enclosure for the defendant in a criminal trial.
essay to make a test of; subject to a trial. [1/4 definitions]
experiment a test or trial to discover something unknown, esp. a scientific one to determine a cause-and-effect relationship. [2/3 definitions]
experimental of or related to a test, trial, or experiment. [1/2 definitions]
fire a severe trial. [1/15 definitions]
gauntlet2 any ordeal or trial. [1/3 definitions]
grand jury a jury of twelve to thirty-three citizens who are gathered to determine whether there is enough evidence against accused persons to indict them and bring them to trial.
high jump a field event in which contestants jump over a level bar, which is raised after each successful trial.
intertrial combined form of trial.
in the running participating in a contest, trial, or election. [1/2 definitions]
lynch law the lawless rule and practice of punishing, without a trial, by lynching.
mistrial a trial that is declared invalid because of an error in the proceedings. [2 definitions]