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PRETRIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pretrial mean? 

PRETRIAL (noun)
  The noun PRETRIAL has 1 sense:

1. (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases

  Familiarity information: PRETRIAL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRETRIAL (noun)


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Meaning:

(law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

pretrial; pretrial conference

Hypernyms ("pretrial" is a kind of...):

conference; group discussion (a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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