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auto-da-fé the public announcement of the judgment and sentences passed and imposed on people tried as heretics during the Spanish Inquisition. [1/2 definitions]
Boxer a member of a Chinese secret society that in 1900 tried unsuccessfully to oust foreigners from the country.
certiorari a writ sent from a higher court to a lower, requesting, for review, the transcript of a case tried in the lower court.
double jeopardy the prosecution of a person for an offense for which he or she has already been tried.
extradite to transfer (a fugitive) from one state or jurisdiction to another in which he or she is to be tried or imprisoned.
extradition the legal transfer of a fugitive from one state or jurisdiction to another where he or she is to be tried or imprisoned.
Phaëthon in Greek mythology, son of the sun god, Helios, who tried to drive his father's sun-chariot from east to west but flew too close to earth, started a conflagration, and was killed by Zeus.
plea-bargain to engage in bargaining that results or may result in a defendant's pleading guilty to a lesser charge rather than being tried on a more serious one.
Tantalus in Greek mythology, a king who deceived the gods and was condemned in Hades to stand in water that receded when he tried to drink it and was tempted with unreachable fruit hanging over his head.
untried not tried in a court of law. [1/3 definitions]
venue in law, the place where a crime or cause of action has occurred, or the jurisdiction in which a case is or should be tried. [1/2 definitions]
writ of certiorari a legal order sent from a higher court to a lower court, requesting, for review, the transcript of a case tried in the lower court.