bring (someone or something) to trial

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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.
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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.
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I translate the Lord's Prayer as: "Give to us today bread for the day ahead; And excuse us our debts, just as we have excused our debtors; And do not bring us to trial, but rescue us from him who is wicked" (Matt.
"Don't bring us to trial" means literally "don't make us face a court where we can be stripped of our possessions." And "rescue us from evil" is not referring to evil in the abstract, but is rather a reference to "the evil one," almost certainly a wicked creditor who would use the courts to strip people of the last of their possessions.