Definition - What does Trial mean?
A trial refers to the coming together of parties in the hope of resolving a dispute through legal means. To solve the dispute, the parties generally present information in the form of evidence to a judge in a court setting. In some trials, there may be a jury. The judge oversees the case even when a jury will determine the outcome of the case.
Justipedia explains Trial
Trials can be divided by the type of dispute at issue. For example, a criminal trial attempts to resolve accusations brought by the government against a person accused committing a crime. A civil trial attempts to settle non-criminal disputes.