Mansfield rule

noun

Mans·​field rule
ˈmanz-ˌfēld-
often capitalized R
: a rule that a juror's affidavit or testimony as to juror misconduct during deliberations may not be used to impeach the verdict

Word History

Etymology

after William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield (1705–1793), British jurist who set forth the rule

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Cite this Entry

“Mansfield rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Mansfield%20rule. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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