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See also: Mistry



Etymology 1


mis- +‎ try, as a back-formation from mistrial.


  • IPA(key): /mɪsˈtɹaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Hyphenation: mis‧try



mistry (third-person singular simple present mistries, present participle mistrying, simple past and past participle mistried)

  1. (transitive, law) To declare a mistrial in (a court case).
    • 2012 October 19, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, R. v. Khairi[1], retrieved 2018-04-28:
      Having considered the aforementioned general principles and measured the improprieties of the Crown’s opening against those of the other cases noted above, I decided not to mistry this case, but, rather, to issue a corrective instruction.

Etymology 2




mistry (plural mistries)

  1. (India) Alternative form of maistry (foreman or artisan)