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struck jury

noun, Law.
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.
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jury selection shall be by the struck jury method, unless otherwise ordered by the court.
  • Such demand may be indorsed upon a pleading of the party, and such demand shall be deemed to be a demand for a struck jury.
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blue-ribbon jury

a group, chosen from the citizenry of a district, that has special qualifications to try a complex or important case. The blue-ribbon jury is intended to overcome the problems of ordinary juries in interpreting complex technical or commercial questions. In the United States blue-ribbon juries were provided for by statutes, the terms varying by jurisdiction. In deference to the principle of equality, the use of blue-ribbon juries is now obsolete in the United States.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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