Main definitions of trier in English

: trier1Trier2

trier1

noun

  • 1A person who always makes an effort, however unsuccessful they may be.

    ‘Kelly was described by her teachers as a real trier’
    • ‘Sakhee is a trier all right and the same applies to Sinndar.’
    • ‘Like Savage, all of them are superhuman triers whose success in the game has been more attributable to what they have in their heads and their hearts than in their feet.’
    • ‘But he is a real trier and the Saltires can be sure he'll give everything for their cause.’
    • ‘God loves a trier and there's no harder worker or trier than our Tom.’
    • ‘Andrew Heaney, Jarlath Varley, Michael Coleman, Jimmy Killeen and Danny McHugh were Garrymore's hardest triers.’
    • ‘I mean, if a favourite gets beat well the punters think there's something wrong and if they win, well the punters think it was the only trier.’
    • ‘She's won or come second in many major distance events, and she's a trier.’
    • ‘He's such a hard trier, and he's always second or third, but he got the money today.’
    • ‘Graham Kavanagh is another trier but he, too, is a journeyman footballer.’
    • ‘They have a team of real triers going into the big games and confidence will play a major part in the survival.’
    • ‘God loves a trier, and once they don't reek of desperation, so do I.’
    • ‘The Wimbledon crowd love a trier, particularly one who gives up his initial suspicion of grass, and being blessed with good looks or a dashing style does no harm.’
    • ‘Kiltegan will have better days but they had many hard triers.’
    • ‘On the plus side I saw myself as a trier - just like Paula.’
    • ‘He may not have been top of the class, but he was a trier, he always put the effort in and he never gave up, right until the end.’
    • ‘Their victory confirmed that God truly loves a trier, for it was their fifth attempt.’
    • ‘A great trier who made the most of his ability, Martin thought he never got the credit he deserved at Forest, but he was a workhorse who scored a goal here and there.’
    • ‘Froggatt is a more dependable type and a trier but will not trouble top-class defenders.’
    • ‘We may have no big names of stars on our team but they are all triers to the last and will not be overawed by the reputation of the Dubs.’
    • ‘But New Zealanders love a trier, and that's him.’
  • 2A person or body responsible for investigating and deciding a case judicially.

    ‘the jury is the trier of fact’
    • ‘But the judge being the trier of fact has heard the evidence of Savvas and has presumably formed at least a tentative view about the credibility of Savvas.’
    • ‘Ultimately, the scope of the duty turns on the particular facts of a given case and the judgement of the trier of fact.’
    • ‘The trial judge's verdict in my view, satisfies the test that a properly instructed trier of fact, acting judicially, could reasonably have rendered the same verdict.’
    • ‘One of those principles is that it is not necessary for the trier of fact to believe or accept the defence evidence for there to be a reasonable doubt.’
    • ‘But for the charge being on the indictment, the trier of fact would not hear it.’
    • ‘It requires the trier of fact to look at the defendant's state of mind.’
    • ‘Many French scholars note that these requirements represent a dangerous trend because it forces the trier of fact to judge aesthetics.’
    • ‘The appellant argues that a trier of fact cannot use such evidence to assess the general credibility of the accused by inferring from the bad character of the accused that she is not likely to tell the truth.’
    • ‘And I do not accept, that at this stage of the proceedings, the fact the trier of fact is a judge alone rather than a jury makes any difference.’
    • ‘It is clear that it is only with the greatest of caution that a trier of fact should draw an adverse inference from the failure of a party to call a witness.’
    • ‘Where there are conflicting expert opinions, the trier of fact must weigh the conflicting testimony and ultimately assess the weight to be given to the evidence.’
    • ‘Such language is normally used to create mandatory presumptions of law that require a trier of fact to find a presumed fact upon proof of a basic fact.’
    • ‘It is difficult for the trier of fact to distinguish when a witness is ‘advocating’ for a cause, and when he is not.’
    • ‘Where the issues are not within the ordinary knowledge and experience of the trier of fact, such evidence must be supplied by an expert opinion.’

Pronunciation

trier

/ˈtrʌɪə/

Main definitions of trier in English

: trier1Trier2

Trier2

proper noun

  • A city on the River Mosel in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany; population 103,500 (est. 2006). French name Trèves Established by a Germanic tribe, the Treveri, c.400 BC, Trier is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was a powerful archbishopric from 815 until the 18th century, but fell into decline after the French occupation in 1797.

    See also Trèves

Pronunciation

Trier

/trɪə/