Definition of hung jury
: 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
: past tense and past participle ofhang
: unable to reach a decision or verdict
: not having a political party with an overall majority
: 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
: improvised for temporary use especially in an emergency : makeshift
Legal Definition of hung jury
: a jury whose members are unable to agree on a verdict
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