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View synonyms for blue-ribbon jury

blue-ribbon jury

noun

  1. a jury composed of persons having more than ordinary education and presumably exceptional intelligence and perceptiveness, selected by the court on the motion of plaintiff or defendant to try cases of unusual complexity or importance.


blue-ribbon jury

noun

  1. a US name for a special jury


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Origin of blue-ribbon jury1

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40

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