petit jury

[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /

noun Law.

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Origin of petit jury

First recorded in 1490–1500

OTHER WORDS FROM petit jury

petit juror, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for petit jury

petit jury

noun

a jury of 12 persons empanelled to determine the facts of a case and decide the issue pursuant to the direction of the court on points of lawAlso called: petty jury Compare grand jury

Derived forms of petit jury

petit juror, noun
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