Whether you are using it as a noun or verb, the basic definition is of "trial" is the act of trying, testing or proving something. In our lawsuit-happy society, often the gut reaction is to assume the legal definition is the one referred to, or determining a person's guilt or innocence by due process of law. Trials quotes rarely cover both definitions. Oliver North, the Marine Corps officer forced to testify about the 1980s political scandal, the Iran-Contra affair, gave us one of the best trials quotes in the fewest words when he admitted, "I'm trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer."
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