preliminary hearing

The hearing to which an accused is entitled on preliminary examination, leading to his commitment, his release on bail if the offense is bailable, or his discharge from custody for want of evidence to bind him over. 21 Am J2d Crim L §§ 449, 450. Not a "trial" within the meaning of a statute providing grounds for change of venue. State ex rel. Hale v Marion County Municipal Court, 234 Ind 467, 127 NE2d 897. A hearing in an eminent domain proceeding for the determination of questions respecting the right of the petitioner to maintain the proceeding. 27 Am J2d Em D § 401.

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