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petit jury

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noun pet·it jury \ˈpe-tē-\

Definition of petit jury

  1. :  a jury of 12 persons impaneled to try and to decide finally upon the facts at issue in causes for trial in a court



15th Century

First Known Use of petit jury

15th century


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petit jury

noun pet·it jury

Legal Definition of petit jury

  1. :  a jury of twelve persons that is impaneled to try and to decide the facts at issue in a trial — compare grand jury




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