What Does Pretrial Mean?


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The word pretrial is a noun. Pretrial is a combination of two words- pre and trial. The word prefix 'pre' means before and trail means hearing or a case proceeding. Thus, the word pretrial means a trial or a proceeding that is held before an official trial. The aim of such a trial is to clarify some points of law and some facts relating to the case being considered. It is usually carried out to reduce the costs of the trial or clear out certain issues between two parties.

As an adjective, the word pre-trial is used to refer to anything that is related to a pretrial. It is also used to refer to something which takes place before a trial. For example: pretrial imprisonment or pre-trial hearing. It is that imprisonment or hearing that occurs before a trail.

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