trial jury


Definition of trial jury

: a jury impaneled to try a cause : petit jury

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Recent Examples on the Web Also unlike a trial jury, the grand jury need not be unanimous; federal grand juries have up to 23 members, and only 12 need assent for an indictment to be approved. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment," 14 Sep. 2019 But in its opinion, the court said the trial jury in North Texas’ Kaufman County wasn’t properly told how to determine whether Brownlow had an intellectual disability. USA TODAY, "Rock slides wreak havoc, close encounters with great white shark, gray whale: News from around our 50 states," 14 Feb. 2020 Prosecuting a case in front of a trial jury comes naturally to Representative Adam Schiff, a former federal prosecutor and the lead House manager in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, "What Would a Fair Impeachment Trial Look Like?," 29 Jan. 2020 The selection of seven men and five women as the trial jury was finalized Friday, capping a selection process that began last week in New York State Supreme Court. Jean Casarez, CNN, "A woman writing a novel about 'predatory older men' has been seated on the Harvey Weinstein jury," 18 Jan. 2020 The trial jury rejected the original charge of first-degree murder. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "Former pharmacist sentenced to 7 ½ years in fatal shooting of husband," 7 Sep. 2019 Bear in mind, moreover, that a grand jury, unlike a trial jury, is not being asked to find proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment," 14 Sep. 2019 His attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene, alleging his trial jury was improperly influenced because a bailiff wore a necktie with an image of a syringe that showed his support for the death penalty. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Texas inmate set to be executed for killing 2 stepsons," 24 Sep. 2019 The judge also instructed the court clerk to supplement the number of prospective grand jurors with people who had been summoned to serve on a trial jury. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Court upholds dismissal of indictment in couple’s killing," 21 Oct. 2019

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1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Trial jury.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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: a jury impaneled to try a case : petit jury

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