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Definition of trial:

  1. Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
  2. Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
  3. 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.
  4. The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
  5. The act of trying or testing in any manner.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


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