mistrial - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] legal 

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/mɪsˈtraɪəl/
singularmistrial
pluralmistrials
  1. 1
    a trial that was not done correctly and has to be started again
    declare a mistrial:

    His Honour Judge Martens immediately declared a mistrial.

  2. 2
    American a trial in which a verdict cannot be reached