|The act of trying or testing in any manner.
|Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of
ascertaining what can be done or effected.
|The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
|Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry,
|The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering
that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or
temptation that exercises and proves the graces or virtues of men.
|That which tries or afflicts; that which harasses; that
which tries the character or principles; that which tempts to evil; as,
his child's conduct was a sore trial.
|The formal examination of the matter in issue in a cause
before a competent tribunal; the mode of determining a question of fact
in a court of law; the examination, in legal form, of the facts in
issue in a cause pending before a competent tribunal, for the purpose
of determining such issue.