petit jury

[ pet-ee ]

nounLaw.

Origin of petit jury

1
First recorded in 1490–1500

Other words from petit jury

  • petit juror, noun

Words Nearby petit jury

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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 law: Also called: petty jury Compare grand jury

Derived forms of petit jury

  • petit juror, noun

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