Definition of Pretrial

1. Noun. (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.

Exact synonyms: Pretrial Conference
Generic synonyms: Conference, Group Discussion
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Pretrial

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a preliminary trial. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) A preliminary trial held in advance of a court trial. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pretrial

1. a proceeding that precedes a trial [n -S]

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Literary usage of Pretrial

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1. The Military Commander & the Law edited by Richard A. Gittins (1998)
"pretrial restraint is moral or physical restraint on a person's liberty which is ... pretrial restraint may consist of conditions on liberty, restriction in ..."

2. Prison Conditions in the Soviet Union: A Report of Facilities in Russia and by Robert Kushen, Herman Schwartz, Abner J. Mikva (1991)
"Thus, police lockups and pretrial prisons, where presumptively innocent people are held ... Among the worst facilities are the pretrial detention centers, ..."

3. Combating Violent Crime: Twenty-Four Recommendations to Strengthen Criminal (1993)
"Recommendation Provide statutory and, if necessary, State constitutional authority for pretrial detention of dangerous defendants. ..."

4. When the Victim Is a Child by Debra Whitcomb (1992)
"It is not unusual for mental health experts to testify at certain pretrial proceedings. For example, experts may be called upon to assist in determining a ..."

5. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (1993)
"pretrial Conferences; Scheduling; Management (a) pretrial CONFERENCES; OBJECTIVES. In any action, the court may in its discretion direct the attorneys for ..."

6. Criminal Justice & Community Response to Rape by Joel Epstein (1995)
"... and the fund may cover treatment services that they require as a result of the rape.1 Approaches to pretrial Procedure The prosecutor's office assigns a ..."

7. Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties (1992) by Brian A. Reaues (1995)
"pretrial release and detention Rates of release and detention An estimated 63% of all ... (See Methodology for definitions related to pretrial release. ..."

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