hung jury

noun

Definition of hung jury

law
: a jury whose members cannot agree about what the verdict should be
  • The trial ended with a hung jury and the judge declared a mistrial.

Word by Word Definitions

hung play
  1. : past tense and past participle of hang

  1. : unable to reach a decision or verdict

jury play
  1. : a body of persons sworn to give a verdict on some matter submitted to them

  2. : a committee for judging and awarding prizes at a contest or exhibition

  3. : one (such as the public or test results) that will decide

  1. : to select material as appropriate for exhibition in (something, such as an art show)

  1. : improvised for temporary use especially in an emergency : makeshift


Law Dictionary

hung jury

noun

legal Definition of hung jury

: a jury whose members are unable to agree on a verdict

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