petit jury

Definition of "petit jury"
  1. A jury that hears and decides on a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, named petit (small) to separate it from a grand jury, which serves different functions
How to use "petit jury" in a sentence
  1. The petit jury found him guilty of all charges.
  2. Each member of the petit jury was carefully selected for the high-profile case.
  3. The verdict was finally delivered by the petit jury.

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