petit jury

[ pet-ee ]


Origin of petit jury

First recorded in 1490–1500

Other words from petit jury

  • petit juror, noun

Words Nearby petit jury Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use petit jury in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for petit jury

petit jury

  1. 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 law: Also called: petty jury Compare grand jury

Derived forms of petit jury

  • petit juror, noun

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