grand jury

noun

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


GRAND JURY Defined for English Language Learners

grand jury

noun

Definition of grand jury for English Language Learners

  • 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


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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