grand jury

noun

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

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Other Words from grand jury

grand juror noun

Examples of grand jury in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Anchorage grand jury has indicted former Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, on four new felonies related to her 2018 campaign for the Alaska Legislature. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2021 Media reports at the time said Raines testified before a Will County grand jury, but she was not called as a witness in the Savio murder trial. Tracy Swartz, chicagotribune.com, 11 June 2021 In 2017 and 2018, a grand jury subpoenaed Apple and another internet service provider for the records of the people associated with the Intelligence Committee. New York Times, 10 June 2021 In every case, a grand jury has found the shootings to be justified. BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2021 In December 2017, a grand jury found that three of the officers had engaged in reckless conduct. Jacob Gershman, WSJ, 6 June 2021 The subpoena of McConney, who has worked at the company for nearly 35 years, suggests that the examination of Weisselberg's conduct has reached a new phase, with the grand jury hearing evidence about him. Ben Protess, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 The felony charge was presented to a grand jury who dropped it. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 3 June 2021 Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard disagreed and presented the case to a grand jury, which returned an indictment for murder. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of grand jury

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Grand jury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grand%20jury. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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grand jury

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grand jury

US, 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

grand jury

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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 sense 3b, indictment — compare petit jury, special grand jury

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