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Trial of Jean II, Duke of Alençon, October 1458.
A trial in the United States. The judge is seated at the front of the room.

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. The tribunal, which may occur before a judge, jury, or other designated trier of fact, aims to achieve a resolution to their dispute.


Trial sections
Intro  Types of trial divided by the finder of fact  Types of trial divided by the type of dispute  Trial  Mistrials  Other kinds of trials  See also  References  External links  

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