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  • 1Trial by combat — 1540s depiction of a 1409 judicial combat in Augsburg (Paulus Hector Mair, Munich cod. icon. 393) Trial by combat (also wager of battle, trial by battle or judicial duel) was a method of Germanic law to settle accusations in the absence of… …

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  • 2trial within a trial — marginal legal proceeding during the course of a trial so as to clear up some detail; clarification of the veracity of the defendant s confession before the actual trial …

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  • 3trial — [trī′əl, trīl] n. [Anglo Fr < trier: see TRY] 1. a) the act or process of trying, testing, or putting to the proof; test b) a testing of qualifications, attainments, or progress; probation c) experimental treatment or operation; experiment 2 …

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  • 4Trial by drowning — is a medieval ordeal allegedly used on women suspected of witchcraft. The idea was that witches would float. As part of the trial the accused was thrown into a lake or river. If the accused sank, she was innocent and presumed not to be a witch.… …

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  • 5Trial of Saddam Hussein — Saddam Hussein sits before an Iraqi judge at a courthouse in Baghdad, 1 July 2004. The Trial of Saddam Hussein was the trial of the deposed President of Iraq Saddam Hussein by the Iraqi Interim Government for crimes against humanity during his… …

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  • 6Trial of Geert Wilders — A trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders took place in the Netherlands in 2010–2011. Wilders was accused of criminally insulting religious and ethnic groups and inciting hatred and discrimination. He was found not guilty in June 2011.[1] Wilders …

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  • 7trial piece — noun : something made as a specimen: as a. : a coin struck for testing a die often in a different metal and on a different size planchet from that used for the actual coin b. : a carving done to test an artist s skill or conception found… …

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  • 8McMartin preschool trial — Virginia McMartin during the McMartin preschool trial The McMartin preschool trial was a day care sexual abuse case of the 1980s. Members of the McMartin family, who operated a preschool in California, were charged with numerous acts of sexual… …

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  • 9Show trial — The term show trial is a pejorative description of a type of highly public trial. The term was first recorded in the 1930s. [OED] There is a strong connotation that the judicial authorities have already determined the guilt of the defendant and… …

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  • 10Animal trial — In legal history, an animal trial was the criminal trial of a non human. Such trials are recorded as having taken place in Europe from the thirteenth century until the eighteenth. In modern times, it is considered in most criminal justice systems …

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  • 11Arrest & Trial — was a syndicated American nonfiction television program which followed individual criminal cases (commission, police investigation, and actual trial) via a combination of reenactments and real trial footage. Episodes ran for 30 minutes, and the… …

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  • 12little trial — secondary court hearing in the course of a trial to clarify some detail; verification of the truth of an admission of guilt before the actual trial …

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  • 13Jury trial — Trial by jury is a legal proceeding in which a jury either makes a decision or makes findings of fact which are then applied by a judge. It is to be distinguished from a bench trial where a judge or panel of judges make all decisions.English… …

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  • 14Massie Trial — The Massie Trial for what was known as the Massie Affair, was a 1932 criminal trial that took place in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grace Hubbard Fortescue, along with several accomplices, was charged with murder in the death of well known local… …

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  • 15Team time trial — A team time trial (TTT) is a road based bicycle race in which teams of cyclists race against the clock (see individual time trial for a more detailed description of ITT events).Teams start at equal intervals, usually two, three or four minutes… …

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  • 16List of films based on actual events — This is a list of feature films that are based on actual events. Contents 1 1920s 2 1930s 3 1940s 4 1950s 5 1960s …

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  • 17Scopes Trial — Coordinates: 35°29′41.74″N 85°00′45.63″W / 35.4949278°N 85.012675°W / 35.4949278; 85.012675 …

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  • 18Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial — The Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial began on May 3, 2000, which was 11 years, four months and 13 days after the blowing up of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988.A Scottish High Court of Justiciary was purpose built at the neutral venue of… …

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  • 19Summary Jury Trial — is an alternative dispute resolution technique, increasingly being used in civil disputes in the United States.It is one of the new forms of dispute resolution being advanced by the regular courts in an effort to reduce docket congestion. In… …

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  • 20The Trial — This article is about the novel by Kafka. For other uses, see The Trial (disambiguation). The Trial   …

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