Part of speech: noun

The act of trying, or the state of being tried; judicial examination.

Part of speech: noun

Affliction; hardship.

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Usage examples "trial":

  1. " I had no idea when I started," Darrell replied, " but on reading the morning paper, on my way over, I concluded you wanted me at that trial this afternoon." - "At the Time Appointed", A. Maynard Barbour.
  2. An action thus begun is followed by a trial of the case unless it is settled. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.
  3. At any rate the trial might be made. - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.