Main definitions of trier in English

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trier1

noun

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

    ‘Kelly was described by her teachers as a real trier’
    • ‘But New Zealanders love a trier, and that's him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Graham Kavanagh is another trier but he, too, is a journeyman footballer.’
    • ‘He's such a hard trier, and he's always second or third, but he got the money today.’
    • ‘Kiltegan will have better days but they had many hard triers.’
    • ‘She's won or come second in many major distance events, and she's a trier.’
    • ‘They have a team of real triers going into the big games and confidence will play a major part in the survival.’
    • ‘Their victory confirmed that God truly loves a trier, for it was their fifth attempt.’
    • ‘Froggatt is a more dependable type and a trier but will not trouble top-class defenders.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sakhee is a trier all right and the same applies to Sinndar.’
    • ‘God loves a trier, and once they don't reek of desperation, so do I.’
    • ‘God loves a trier and there's no harder worker or trier than our Tom.’
    • ‘But he is a real trier and the Saltires can be sure he'll give everything for their cause.’
    • ‘On the plus side I saw myself as a trier - just like Paula.’
    • ‘Andrew Heaney, Jarlath Varley, Michael Coleman, Jimmy Killeen and Danny McHugh were Garrymore's hardest triers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2A person or body responsible for investigating and deciding a case judicially.

    ‘the jury is 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is difficult for the trier of fact to distinguish when a witness is ‘advocating’ for a cause, and when he is not.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ultimately, the scope of the duty turns on the particular facts of a given case and the judgement of the trier of fact.’
    • ‘Many French scholars note that these requirements represent a dangerous trend because it forces the trier of fact to judge aesthetics.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It requires the trier of fact to look at the defendant's state of mind.’
    • ‘But for the charge being on the indictment, the trier of fact would not hear it.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

trier

/ˈtraɪ(ə)r//ˈtrī(ə)r/

Main definitions of trier in English

: trier1Trier2

Trier2

proper noun

  • A city on the Mosel River in Rhineland-Palatinate, in 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.

    See also Trèves

Pronunciation

Trier

/ˈtrir/