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pet·it jury

also pet·ty jury  (pĕt′ē)
n.
See jury1.
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petit jury

n
(Law) a jury of 12 persons empanelled to determine the facts of a case and decide the issue pursuant to the direction of the court on points of law. Also called: petty jury Compare grand jury
petit juror n
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pet′ty

(or pet′it) ju′ry


n.
a jury, usu. of 12 persons, impaneled to render a verdict in a civil or criminal proceeding (disting. from grand jury).
[1680–90]
pet′ty ju′ror, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petit jury - a jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings
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"
petit juror, petty juror - a member of a petit jury
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petit jury

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(27) Drawing on its precedent from 1940 forward, the Court declared, "the selection of a petit jury (28) from a representative cross section of the community is an essential component of the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial." (29) A cross-section of the community is key to criminal trials because a jury composed from various geographical areas and racial groups is better equipped to judge the gravity of community members' actions, more impartial to the defendant, and consistent with each citizen's duty and right to participate in the civil process.
I had been called to petit jury service before--the 12 people comprising a trial jury--and had been picked for one.
or stricter than the petit jury's recurred frequently.
American criminal procedure developed on the assumption that grand juries and petit jury trials were the ultimate safeguards of fair procedures and accurate outcomes.
Louisiana, "[t]he unmistakable import of this Court's opinions, at least since (1940) and not repudiated by intervening decisions, is that the selection of a petit jury from a representative cross section of the community is an essential component of the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial." (74)
The Department of Justice continues to investigate possible federal civil rights charges against Pantaleo, a strategy that appears more promising given the chance that a different grand or petit jury (drawn from a broader pool of an entire federal district) may view and interpret that video differently.
Further, the critical characteristic of impartiality in the petit jury is ensured, in part, by the fact that the roll and the panel are produced through a random selection process.
A grand jury is different from a "petit jury" or a "trial jury," which is the regular jury that decides the guilt or innocence of a defendant.
DISQUALIFICATION TO SERVE AS A GRAND OR PETIT JUROR FREQUENTLY USED WORDS AND PHRASES GRAND JURY AND PETIT JURY DISTINGUISHED HISTORY OF THE GRAND JURY THE GRAND JURY AS AN ACCUSING AND INVESTIGATIVE BODY OFFICERS OF THE GRAND JURY PROCEDURES PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND JURY DETERMINATION WHETHER TO RETURN AN INDICTMENT OR A NO TRUE BILL THE STATE ATTORNEY (OR THE STATEWIDE PROSECUTOR) AS LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE GRAND JURY SECRECY OF GRAND JURY PROCEEDINGS PROTECTION AND IMMUNITY OF GRAND JURORS ON BEING A GRAND JUROR--SOME PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION
A grand jury is traditionally larger than and distinguishable from a petit jury or the trial jury, which is used during a trial.
(114) The federal grand jury is selected in the same manner as a petit jury and the basic qualifications for serving on the grand jury are the same as those for petit jurors.
As Judge Raggi was sure to point out, though, this "special solicitude for local values in the selection of a federal petit jury" would be rejected if the local value at hand stood in opposition to "civil rights, environmental, or gun trafficking requirements that are enforced through federal criminal law." Id.