petit jury

pet·​it jury | \ ˈpe-tē- How to pronounce petit jury (audio) \

Definition of petit jury

: a jury of 12 persons impaneled to try and to decide finally upon the facts at issue in causes for trial in a court

First Known Use of petit jury

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Petit jury.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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Legal Definition of petit jury

: a jury of twelve persons that is impaneled to try and to decide the facts at issue in a trial — compare grand jury

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