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grand jury

Syllabification: grand ju·ry

Definition of grand jury in English:

noun

Law
A jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial.
Example sentences
  • After he turned down the plea bargain, a grand jury indicted Webb on fourth degree criminal contempt.
  • He was indicted by a federal grand jury on illegal gun possession charges.
  • Four grand juries examined the case without returning an indictment.

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