Definition of retrial in English:



  • A second or further trial on the same issues and with the same parties.

    ‘the judge ordered a retrial’
    • ‘His lawyers say he should get a retrial because of ‘confusing instructions’ the judge gave the jury.’
    • ‘She manages to locate some evidence that was held back by the prosecution in Darnell's first trial and in the course of a retrial, Darnell is proven innocent and set free.’
    • ‘The International Court's ruling didn't call for the invalidation of the verdicts or sentences for the men, or even mandate retrials, just reviews.’
    • ‘The Supreme Court would most likely remit the matter for a retrial in the High Court, which leaves her in a much better position than she is now.’
    • ‘It is a serious crime and the retrial can be conducted without unfairness to the defendant.’
    court case, case, lawsuit, suit, hearing, enquiry, tribunal, litigation, judicial proceedings, legal proceedings, proceedings, legal action
    View synonyms