Meaning of pretrial
Pronunciation: (prē-trī'ul, -trīl'), [key]
- a proceeding held by a judge, arbitrator, etc., before a trial to simplify the issues of law and fact and stipulate certain matters between the parties, in order to expedite justice and curtail costs at the trial.
- of or pertaining to such a proceeding.
- done, occurring, etc., prior to a trial: pretrial publicity.
- pretrial (Thesaurus)