petit jury

[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /
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noun Law.


Nearby words

  1. petit bourgeois,
  2. petit déjeuner,
  3. petit feu,
  4. petit four,
  5. petit fours,
  6. petit larceny,
  7. petit mal,
  8. petit point,
  9. petit serjeanty,
  10. petit treason

Origin of petit jury

First recorded in 1490–1500

Related formspetit 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 Formspetit juror, noun

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