trial jury

noun

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 Walmsley must decide whether the trial jury should be allowed to hear unflattering evidence of Arbery’s prior run-ins with law enforcement as well as racist text messages and social media posts made or shared by the men who chased and killed him. NBC News, "3 Georgia men plead not guilty to hate crime charges in Ahmaud Arbery case," 11 May 2021 Walmsley must decide whether the trial jury should be allowed to hear unflattering evidence of Arbery’s prior run-ins with law enforcement as well as racist text messages and social media posts made or shared by the men who chased and killed him. Russ Bynum, chicagotribune.com, "Men who chased, killed Ahmaud Arbery plead not guilty to hate crimes," 11 May 2021 Meanwhile this week, a Georgia judge will determine whether the trial jury in the state's case can hear evidence of racist messages and social media posts made or shared by the defendants and evidence of incidents from Arbery's past. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "3 men who chased, killed Ahmaud Arbery due in federal court Tuesday," 11 May 2021 Jurors get picked for grand juries the same way they get picked for a trial jury. Rafael Olmeda, sun-sentinel.com, "Secrecy surrounding Superintendent Runcie’s indictment could mean more developments to come," 23 Apr. 2021 Judge Steven O'Neill in the Bill Cosby trials in Pennsylvania similarly left it to that trial jury to define consent without providing guidance from state statutes. Etan Vlessing, Billboard, "Harvey Weinstein Trial Witnesses Call for Defining Consent in Law to Prevent Sexual Assaults," 7 Apr. 2021 The Chauvin trial jury is composed of eight people who are white and six who identify as people of color, including four who are Black. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, "What we know about the jurors in the Derek Chauvin trial," 1 Apr. 2021 On April 30, night two of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, which occurred after a trial jury acquitted the four officers who used excessive force against Rodney King during an arrest, the network was ready to air a rerun. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, "Arsenio Hall on Hosting His Talk Show During the L.A. Riots: ‘I Was Twitter’," 16 Feb. 2021 In Norfolk, Virginia, around 90 percent of people called to serve on a recent murder trial jury didn’t show up, The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "The coronavirus pandemic halted jury trials. Now the Alaska Court System faces big challenges in getting the system running again.," 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of trial jury

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Trial jury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trial%20jury. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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trial jury

noun

Legal Definition of trial jury

: a jury impaneled to try a case : petit jury

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