• WordNet 3.6
    • n mistrial a trial that is invalid or inconclusive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mistrial (Law) A false or erroneous trial; a trial which has no result; a trial which comes to no conclusion, such as a criminal trial which does not produce a unanimous verdict of the jurors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mistrial In law: A trial the result of which is vitiated by errors, as by disqualification in a juror or in the judge.
    • n mistrial More loosely, an inconclusive trial; a trial that fails to issue in a decision, as where the jury cannot agree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mistrial mis-trī′al a trial void because of error, as by disqualification of a juror, &c.: a trial in which the jury fail to agree.
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In literature:

Now if the judge declares a mistrial, on the motion of the plaintiff, that is his own look out.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
I want you to withdraw a juror in this case and consent to a mistrial.
"The Case and Exceptions" by Frederick Trevor Hill
This effort on her part Mistrial hindered to the best of his ability.
"The Pace That Kills" by Edgar Saltus

In news:

A mistrial has been declared in the case of a former Maumee man charged with murdering his teenage ex-girlfriend in 1985.
Mistrial declared in SC Rep Kris Crawford tax case.
Mistrial declared for woman at center of SFPD crime lab scandal.
Lawyer calls for mistrial in hearing on proposed Catonsville medical complex.
A lone juror left 12 hopelessly deadlocked and mistrial was declared in the trial of a Trenton man accused of 28 sex crimes against victims as young as 4.
Judge declares mistrial in Aiken Co. CrimeTeam 12 Links.
Circuit Court Judge Thomas A Russo of Florence has declared a mistrial in the case of the State of South Carolina v Harold Cartwright.
Mistrial for Washington Officer in Daughter's Death.
Mistrial declared in Marysville officer's case.
A mistrial has been declared in the case of a man accused of shooting at Greenville police officers during an October 2011 manhunt.
Mistrial declared in James Haskin child abuse case.
Mistrial declared for ex-S. Friday, November 16, 2012.
A mistrial was declared Thursday in the Brooklyn murder trial of a Queens teenager accused of killing a newsman who placed a Craigslist ad offering cash for sadomasochistic sex.
A judge has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of case in which a man was facing the death penalty in the slaying of Shreveport police Sgt Timothy Prunty.
The mistrial means cope won't be sentenced to death.