trialˈtraɪ əl, traɪl
test, trial, run (noun)
the act of testing something
"in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
trial, trial run, test, tryout (noun)
trying something to find out about it
"a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
test, trial (noun)
the act of undergoing testing
"he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law
"he had a fair trial and the jury found him guilty"; "most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial"
(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications
"the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
trial, tribulation, visitation (noun)
an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
"his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him"; "life is full of tribulations"; "a visitation of the plague"
In law, a trial is a coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes. One form of tribunal is a court. The tribunal, which may occur before a judge, jury, or other designated trier of fact, aims to achieve a resolution to their dispute.