petty jury

petty jury
noun
a jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings
Syn: ↑petit jury
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑jury
Member Meronyms: ↑petit juror, ↑petty juror

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noun
Etymology: by alteration (influenced by petty) (I)

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(in a civil or criminal proceeding) a jury, usually of 12 persons, impaneled to determine the facts and render a verdict pursuant to the court's instructions on the law.
Also, petit jury. Also called traverse jury. Cf. grand jury.
[1680-90]

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petty jury see ↑petit jury under ↑petit
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Main Entry:petty

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petty jury,
= petit jury. (Cf.petit jury)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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