trial jury


Definition of trial jury

: a jury impaneled to try a cause : petit jury

Examples of trial jury in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pre-trial jury selection and motion hearings started in April, and the trial itself is expected to last well into October. Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, 18 July 2022 Madison County District Attorney Rob Broussard, whose office prosecuted Darby’s case, said that regardless of what the city’s internal review board decided, a grand jury, the trial jury and the judge rejected Darby’s defense. Ashley Remkus |, al, 20 Apr. 2022 Even if a trial jury convicts Trump, a judge will then have to decide whether to sentence him to prison time. Elie Honig, CNN, 2 May 2022 Meanwhile, nearly half the jurors who served on Lucio's capital trial jury in 2008 have spoken out against her execution in recent months. Cady Stanton, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2022 Multiple jurors who served on Lucio's capital trial jury in 2008 have spoken out against her execution in recent months. Cady Stanton, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2022 Though the trial jury found Perry, Capitol Records and her co-writers Dr. Luke and Cirkut liable and awarded $2.8 million in damages, the verdict against the American Idol judge was vacated in March 2020. Rachel Desantis,, 11 Mar. 2022 The trial jury that found the McMichaels and Bryan guilty consisted of 11 White jurors and one Black juror, a breakdown that fueled the Black community's lack of confidence in the criminal justice system early on in the trial. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 25 Nov. 2021 Nine White women, two White men and one Black man are serving on the trial jury, with two White women and one White man serving as jury alternates, according to a CNN analysis of juror data. Devon M. Sayers, Alta Spells And Travis Caldwell, CNN, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of trial jury

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Trial jury.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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Legal Definition of trial jury

: a jury impaneled to try a case : petit jury

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