hung jury

noun

Definition of hung jury

law

  1. :  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

hungplay
  1. : past tense and past participle ofhang

  1. :  unable to reach a decision or verdict

    :  not having a political party with an overall majority

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

    :  a body of persons legally selected and sworn to inquire into any matter of fact and to give their verdict according to the evidence

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

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


Law Dictionary

hung jury

noun

Legal Definition of hung jury

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


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