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grand jury

noun

Simple Definition of grand jury

  • law : a group of people who look at the evidence against someone who has been accused of a crime in order to decide if there should be a trial

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grand jury

  1. :  a jury that examines accusations against persons charged with crime and if the evidence warrants makes formal charges on which the accused persons are later tried

grand juror

noun

15th Century

First Known Use of grand jury

15th century

Rhymes with grand jury


Law Dictionary

grand jury

noun

Legal Definition of grand jury

  1. :  a jury that examines accusations against persons charged with crime and if the evidence warrants makes formal charges on which the accused persons are later tried — see also no bill and true bill at bill 3b, indictment — compare petit jury, special grand jury




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