bring to trial

bring (someone or something) to trial

To cause a case to be tried in court. I am determined to bring that man to trial for the crimes he's committed.
See also: bring, to, trial
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bring someone or something to trial

to bring a crime or a criminal into court for a trial. At last, the thugs were brought to trial. We brought the case to trial a week later.
See also: bring, to, trial
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The United Nations-backed tribunal is preparing to bring to trial five former Khmer Rouge leaders, but those trials will not go ahead unless more cash is found.
The MMR litigation has so far cost pounds 15m and the LSC believes it would cost another pounds 10m to bring to trial.
He reiterated the bill clearly states, ''The purpose of the law is to bring to trial senior leaders of Democratic Kampuchea and those who were most responsible for the crimes.''
In this lesson, students role-play as members of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia that will bring to trial "Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law." Students represent the following groups: International Criminal Tribunal; Prosecution; Defense; Serbians; Croatians; Bosnian Muslims; Delegation from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peace mission; International Women's Groups; and European Union.
In their telling, the federal offensive against the American Indian Movement is thoroughly sanitized, reduced to an "unprecedented legal assault." A "unique feature" of this assault was "the government's decision to bring to trial every possible case it could, without undue concern for convictions."
Outraged parents have launched a campaign to bring to trial a cop who is alleged to have preyed on their children.