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Trial vs. Appellate — What's the Difference?

Trial vs. Appellate — What's the Difference?

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Trial

In law, a trial is a coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information (in the form of evidence) in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes. One form of tribunal is a court.
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Appellate

Of or relating to the review of a decision of a lower court by a higher court.
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Trial

A formal examination of evidence by a judge, typically before a jury, in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings
The editor was summoned to stand trial for libel
The newspaper accounts of the trial
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Appellate

That can be (legally) appealed to, especially of a court that hears appeals of decisions by a lower court.
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Trial

A test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something
Clinical trials must establish whether the new hip replacements are working
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Appellate

Pertaining to, or taking cognizance of, appeals.
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Trial

A person, experience, or situation that tests a person's endurance or forbearance
The trials and tribulations of married life
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Appellate

A person or prosecuted for a crime. [Obs.] See Appellee.
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Trial

Test (something, especially a new product) to assess its suitability or performance
Teachers all over the UK are trialling the materials
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Appellate

Of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals);
Appellate court
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Trial

(of a horse, dog, or other animal) compete in trials
The pup trialled on Saturday
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Trial

A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury
The case is expected to go to trial.
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Trial

An instance of such a proceeding
The trial of Socrates.
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Trial

The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof
A trial of one's faith.
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Trial

An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments
A clinical trial of a drug.
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Trial

An effort or attempt
Succeeded on the third trial.
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Trial

A state of pain or anguish that tests patience, endurance, or belief
"the fiery trial through which we pass" (Abraham Lincoln).
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Trial

A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing
The child was a trial to his parents.
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Trial

A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.
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Trial

Of, relating to, or used in a trial.
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Trial

Attempted or advanced on a provisional or experimental basis
A married couple on a trial separation.
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Trial

Made or done in the course of a trial or test.
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Trial

An opportunity to test something out; a test.
They will perform the trials for the new equipment next week.
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Trial

Appearance at judicial court in order to be examined.
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Trial

A difficult or annoying experience, such an experience seen as a test of faith and piety
That boy was a trial to his parents.
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Trial

A tryout to pick members of a team.
Soccer trials
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Trial

(ceramics) A piece of ware used to test the heat of a kiln.
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Trial

(UK) An internal examination set by Eton College.
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Trial

Pertaining to a trial or test.
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Trial

Attempted on a provisional or experimental basis.
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Trial

Characterized by having three (usually equivalent) components.
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Trial

Triple.
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Trial

(grammar) Pertaining to a language form referring to three of something, like people; contrast singular, dual and plural. (See Ambai language for an example.)
No language has a trial number unless it has a dual.
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Trial

To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.
The warning system was extensively trialed before being fitted to all our vehicles.
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Trial

To try out (a new player) in a sports team.
The team trialled a new young goalkeeper in Saturday's match, with mixed results.
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Trial

The act of trying or testing in any manner.
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Trial

Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
[I] defy thee to the trial of mortal fight.
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Trial

The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men.
Others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings.
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Trial

The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
Repeated trials of the issues and events of actions.
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Trial

That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as, his child's conduct was a sore trial.
Every station is exposed to some trials.
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Trial

Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
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Trial

The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose of determining such issue.
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Trial

(law) legal proceedings consisting of the judicial examination of issues by a competent tribunal;
Most of these complaints are settled before they go to trial
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Trial

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
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Trial

(sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications;
The trials for the semifinals began yesterday
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Trial

(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
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Trial

Trying something to find out about it;
A sample for ten days free trial
A trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
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Trial

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
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Trial

The act of undergoing testing;
He survived the great test of battle
Candidates must compete in a trial of skill
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