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special jury

noun, Law.
Origin of special jury
1720-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I forgot to ask Widdrington for the certificate for the costs of the special jury.

  • He calls attention to the "special jury," before which he was summoned.

  • The special jury, without leaving the box, gave a verdict for the defendant.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • The special jury returned a verdict for plaintiff, damages £500.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • Tell a special jury thrice, and a common jury half-a-dozen times the view of a case you wish them to entertain.

    Res Judicat Augustine Birrell
  • Accordingly he took his seat on the bench and a special jury was empanelled.

  • An examination of the special jury law passed by the New York legislature in 1896.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • When the special jury was called, only four answered to their names.

  • Counsel for the defense smiled blandly at the special jury, the special jury smiled blandly at counsel for the defense.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for special jury

special jury

(formerly) a jury whose members were drawn from some profession or rank of society as well as possessing the usual qualifications for jury service
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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