petit jury (or trial jury)

Definition of "petit jury (or trial jury)"
  1. A citizen group that listens to both sides of a trial and decides on the disputed facts. Federal criminal cases require 12 people, while federal civil cases need at least six
How to use "petit jury (or trial jury)" in a sentence
  1. The petit jury had a hard time reaching a consensus on the case.
  2. After careful consideration, the trial jury reached its verdict.
  3. All 12 members of the petit jury agreed on a unanimous verdict.

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