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grand jury

n.
A jury convened to determine if there is sufficient evidence to warrant the indictment of a suspected offender. A federal grand jury consists of between 16 and 23 persons and is required by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution before a person can be indicted for a serious criminal offense under federal law.

grand jury

n
(Law) law (esp in the US and, now rarely, in Canada) a jury of between 12 and 23 persons summoned to inquire into accusations of crime and ascertain whether the evidence is adequate to found an indictment. Abolished in Britain in 1948. Compare petit jury

grand′ ju′ry


n.
a jury designated to determine if a law has been violated and whether the evidence warrants prosecution.

grand jury

A special jury typically of between 12 and 23 people convened to decide whether or not there is enough evidence against an accused person to warrant a criminal indictment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grand jury - a jury to inquire into accusations of crime and to evaluate the grounds for indictments
jury - a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations
هَيْئَة المُحَلَّفين الكُبْرى
velká porota
nævningedomstol
ákærukviîdómur
veľká porota
büyük jüri

grand jury

grand jury

n (Am) → giuria (formata da 12 a 23 membri)

grand

(grӕnd) adjective
1. splendid; magnificent. a grand procession.
2. proud. She gives herself grand airs.
3. very pleasant. a grand day at the seaside.
4. highly respected. a grand old man.
nounplural grand
a slang term for $1,000 or 1,000. I paid five grand for that car.
grand finale
the final act or scene in a show etc, usually with all the actors, singers etc on the stage.
grand jury
in the United States, a jury which decides whether there is enough evidence for a person to be brought to trial.
grand piano
a type of piano with a large flat top shaped like a harp.
ˈgrandstand noun
rows of raised seats at a sports ground etc. We watched the sports meeting from the grandstand; (also adjective) grandstand seats; We had a grandstand (= a very good) view of the parade.
grand total
the final total; the total of several smaller totals.
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