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petit jury

[pet-ee]
noun Law.
  1. petty jury.
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Origin of petit jury

First recorded in 1490–1500
Related formspetit juror, noun
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  • The remaining names were placed in another box marked "The petit-jury box."

    The Memories of Fifty Years

    William H. Sparks


British Dictionary definitions for petit jury

petit jury

noun
  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 lawAlso called: petty jury Compare grand jury
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Derived Formspetit juror, noun
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