trial jury

noun

: a jury impaneled to try a cause : petit jury

Examples of trial jury in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1994, the O.J. Simpson trial jury was sequestered at the hotel. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Jan. 2024 In many of the panel’s votes on whether to recommend indictment — particularly those regarding Mr. Trump — a single juror voted no, highlighting the challenges that Ms. Willis may face in convincing an entire trial jury in a criminal case involving the Republican Party’s presidential front-runner. Danny Hakim, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 More than two decades after the killing, Johnson wound up being charged with murder-for-hire, but he was found not guilty by a trial jury last year after less than an hour of deliberations. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2023 In many of the panel’s votes on whether to recommend indictment — particularly those regarding Trump — a single juror voted no, highlighting the challenges that Willis may face in convincing an entire trial jury in a criminal case involving the Republican Party’s presidential front-runner. Danny Hakim, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2023 The senate jury The Texas Constitution set the 31-member Senate as the impeachment trial jury and all were required to attend. Jim Vertuno, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2023 Unlike the special grand jury, a trial jury will hear not just from the prosecutor but also from the defense. Danny Hakim, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2023 On Wednesday, the judge went further, ruling that Navarro cannot argue to the trial jury that a valid claim of executive privilege existed. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2023 Unlike a trial jury which decides whether or not to find someone guilty of a crime, a grand jury is only tasked with deciding whether the government has enough evidence to indict someone. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trial jury was in 1884

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“Trial jury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trial%20jury. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

trial jury

noun
: a jury impaneled to try a case : petit jury

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