• WordNet 3.6
    • n trier one who tries
    • n trier one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trier (Law) A person appointed according to law to try challenges of jurors; a trior.
    • Trier One who tries judicially.
    • Trier One who tries; one who makes experiments; one who examines anything by a test or standard.
    • Trier That which tries or approves; a test.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trier A tool used in trying, testing, or sampling.
    • n trier One who tries; one who examines, investigates, tests, or attempts; one who experiments.
    • n trier Specifically— In English history, a member of a committee appointed by the king, and charged with examining petitions, referring them to the courts, and reporting them to Parliament, if so required.
    • n trier Under the Commonwealth, an ecclesiastical commissioner appointed by the Parliament to examine the character and qualifications of ministers for institution and induction.
    • n trier One who tries judicially; a judge.
    • n trier In law, one appointed to decide whether a challenge to a juror is just. See trior.
    • n trier That which tries; a test.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trier trī′ėr one who tries by experiment: one who tries, as a judge: one of Cromwell's commissioners for examining into the qualifications of ministers:
    • n Trier trī′ėr (Shak.) one who brings to the test, a test.
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In literature:

He established, by his own authority, a board of commissioners, called Triers.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
And though one be a trier of the reins, who still believeth that ye have reins!
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
But in the High Steward's Court every Trier was a man of some experience in grave affairs.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Lords insisted that every peer should be entitled to be a Trier.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Then we see Him in the strange and wondrous aspect of the Searcher of the hearts of men, the trier and tester of human nature.
"Avatâras" by Annie Besant
I want to be present when Winston and Trier are questioned and I may possibly wish to ask a few questions myself.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
The little town of Trier (Treves) will soon wear a festive appearance.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Southwesterly from Coblenz, between the Rhine and Metz, is Treves, known by the Germans as Trier.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Trier published the Hebrew section in 1790-1792.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
There were likewise two corresponding classes of auditors or triers of petitions.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam

In poetry:

'I have fought my fight, I have lived my life,
I have drunk my share of wine;
From Trier to Coln there was never a knight
Led a merrier life than mine.
"The Knight's Leap: A Legend of Altenar" by Charles Kingsley
Take your hats off to Sal as a film star
She’s a trier, some trooper, some gel
When she goes back to work in the laundry again
Take your shirts and your pants off as well.
"The Sobstuff Sister" by Billy Bennett
But all day long on the eastern bank
Of the river cool and clear,
Where the curving track of the double rails
Was hardly seen though near,
The endless trains of German troops
Went rolling down to Trier.
"The Red Flower" by Henry Van Dyke
Around him, o'er him, he creates
A thousand fancies to delude,
Which time, truth-trier, dissipates;
Bright though they be, and fair and good,
They are but dreams at last—that leave
Our disappointed hopes to grieve.
"Winter: Friday Evening" by John Bowring

In news:

Lars von Trier's erotic drama is lensing in Cologne.
Lars von Trier's erotic drama shoots in Cologne.
New Trier's Later tops 3A field.
Film director Lars von Trier has been canned from Cannes.
This Is Not a Think Piece About Lars von Trier.
Education The Reader goes to New Trier, alma mater of Mayor You-know-who.
Is so brilliant is kind of like explaining what happens in a Lars von Trier flick.
John Galliano (pictured taking a break from beekeeping duties) and Lars von Trier.
Joachim Trier's second film is beautiful and brutal .
Caucus slate set for New Trier board election.
A few months ago, for the first time in almost 30 years, I went back to Trier .
Lars Von Trier Promises an End to Public Speaking.
Which of His Movies Will Martin Scorsese Remake for Lars Von Trier .
Lars Von Trier Won't Be Prosecuted for Nazi Comments.
Cannes Award Winners — Yes, Von Trier got the last laugh.

In science:

Both authors thank Jacob Trier Frederiksen and Troels Haugbølle for useful discussions and comments.
Gamma-Ray Burst Synthetic Spectra from Collisionless Shock PIC Simulations
University of Trier-Germany) in which the amount of students in a Computer Science discipline barely reaches 15 individuals, we may expect more efficient and personalized interaction, such as oral tests.
Applying Test-Paradigms in a Generic Tutoring System Concept for Web-based Learning