Definition of show trial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


show trial

BrE BrE//ˈʃəʊ traɪəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃoʊ traɪəl//
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an unfair trial of somebody in court, organized by a government for political reasons, not in order to find out the truth
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