blueribbon jury

blue-ribbon jury

noun
a jury composed of persons having more than ordinary education and presumably exceptional intelligence and perceptiveness, selected by the court on the motion of plaintiff or defendant to try cases of unusual complexity or importance.
Also called special jury.


Origin:
1935–40, Americanism

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blue-ribbon jury
 
n
a US name for a special jury

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