HyperDic: scopes_trial

English > 1 sense of the expression Scopes trial:
NOUNactScopes triala highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school
English > Scopes trial: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school; Scopes was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow; Scopes was convicted but the verdict was later reversed.
Categoryevolution, organic evolution, phylogeny, phylogenesis(biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
law, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadertrial(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law

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