Meaning of undertrial in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌndətrʌɪəl/


  • A person who is being held in custody awaiting trial for a crime.

    ‘the constables guarding the undertrials were taken by surprise’
    • ‘They do not disqualify an undertrial from contesting elections; it only bars a person in jail from voting.’
    • ‘The prisoners housed in this sub-jail are undertrials mainly serving time for distilling and selling illicit arrack.’
    • ‘74 per cent of our total prisoners are undertrials.’
    • ‘All prisoners are not criminals and many in prison are undertrials.’