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petty jury

(in a civil or criminal proceeding) a jury, usually of 12 persons, impaneled to determine the facts and render a verdict pursuant to the court's instructions on the law.
Also, petit jury.
Also called traverse jury.
Compare grand jury.
Origin of petty jury
First recorded in 1680-90
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petty juror, noun Unabridged
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petty jury

a variant spelling of petit jury
Derived Forms
petty juror, noun
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