nonunanimous

adjective
non·​unan·​i·​mous | \ ˌnän-yu̇-ˈna-nə-məs How to pronounce nonunanimous (audio) \

Definition of nonunanimous

: not characterized by full agreement or unanimity : not unanimous The case … questions whether states can permit nonunanimous juries to recommend the death penalty …— Elyssa Cherney a nonunanimous ruling

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Oregon’s distinction as the last state with nonunanimous juries hasn’t sat well with lawmakers. oregonlive.com, "Oregon House unanimously moves to scrap state’s nonunanimous jury system," 20 June 2019 In addition to the relevancy issue, Ledet wrote that Thomassie's guilty verdict was obtained by a nonunanimous vote of 10-2, and that some statements were inconsistent. Emily Lane, NOLA.com, "January retrial set for ex-NOPD officer accused of raping 7-year-old girl," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of nonunanimous

1838, in the meaning defined above

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