petit jury definition

  • noun:
    • A jury that rests at civil and unlawful trials. Also referred to as trial jury.
    • a consistent trial jury, assembled to ascertain unlawful or municipal responsibility.
    • a jury of 12 to determine the realities and decide the problem in civil or unlawful proceedings
  • adjective:
    • a jury of twelve guys, impaneled to use factors on bar of a court; -- so called in distinction from grand jury.

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