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struck jury

noun, Law.
1.
a jury obtained by special agreement between the opposing attorneys, each taking turns in eliminating a member of the impaneled group until 12 members remain.
Origin of struck jury
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • A struck jury was obtained, but, in the existing state of public feeling, an acquittal was a foregone conclusion.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • Indeed, we may doubt whether Vergil might not have more votes than Milton, when the struck jury is polled.

    Inquiries and Opinions Brander Matthews
  • struck jury, a jury of men who possess special qualifications to judge of the facts of a case.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

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