special grand jury
- A group of people, called in by the court at its own discretion, either in addition to or as a substitute for the regular grand jury, notably when the regular grand jury has already concluded its term
- The court decided to call a special grand jury because the regular one had already been discharged.
- To expedite the proceedings, the judge opted for a special grand jury alongside the regular one.
- Due to the nature of the case, a special grand jury was deemed more appropriate than the regular one.