from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A second trial, as of a legal case.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A second trial, by the original court, if the original trial was found to be improper or unfair

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A secdond trial, experiment, or test; a second judicial trial, as of an accused person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A second trial; repetition of trial: as, the case was sent back for retrial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occurs when the initial trial is found to have been improper or unfair due to procedural errors


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