mistrial etymology

English word mistrial comes from English trial, English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.)

Detailed word origin of mistrial

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
trial English (eng) (UK) An internal examination set by Eton College.. A difficult or annoying experience.. A tryout to pick members of a team.. An opportunity to test something out; a test.. Appearance at judicial court. To carry out a series of tests on (a new product, procedure etc.) before marketing or implementing it.. To try out (a new player) in a sports team. Attempted on a provisional or experimental [...]
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
mistrial English (eng) (legal) A trial that has been declared invalid because of an error in procedure, or because of hung jury.

Words with the same origin as mistrial

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrust misunderstand misuse