advisory jury

noun

: a jury impaneled at the discretion of a trial judge to assist the judge in deciding a case

Note: Advisory juries are allowed in cases in which there is no right to a jury or in which the right to a jury has been waived. The judge may follow or disregard the advisory jury's verdict.

Dictionary Entries Near advisory jury

Cite this Entry

“Advisory jury.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/advisory%20jury. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!