A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury.noun
An instance of such a proceeding.noun
The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof.noun
An instance of such testing, especially as part of a series of tests or experiments.noun
An effort or attempt.noun
A state of pain or anguish that tests patience, endurance, or belief.noun
A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing.noun
A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.