grand jury

noun
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of grand jury

: 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

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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

: 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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