In criminal law. As secured by constitutional guaranties, a speedy trial means a trial conducted according to fixed rules, regulations, and proceedings of law, free from vexatious, capricious, and oppressive delays manufactured by the minis- ters of justice. See People v. Hall, 51 App. Div. 57, 04 N. Y. Supp. 433; Nixon v. State, 2 Smedes & M. (Miss.) 507, 41 Am. Dec. 601; Cummins v. People, 4 Colo. App. 71, 34 Tac. 734; Benton v. Com., 91 Va. 7S2, 21 S. E. 495.