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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hung jury? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

cautious about doing something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!