Значение идиомы on trial

[on trial] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. For testing or trying out for atime before making a decision.

I was lucky that I had bought themachine on trial because I didn’t like it and was able to return it.

Mother bought a new dishwasher on trial and was trying it outbefore deciding whether to keep it.

2. In a court being tried for acrime before a judge or jury.

John White was on trial for murder.

Mary was on trial before the Student Committee for spoiling schoolproperty.

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