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ˈpɛt ipe·tit ju·ry

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  1. petit jury, petty jurynoun

    a jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings


  1. petit jurynoun

    A regular trial jury, assembled to determine criminal or civil liability.


  1. Petit jury

    In common law, a petit jury (or trial jury) hears the evidence in a trial as presented by both the plaintiff (petitioner) and the defendant (respondent). After hearing the evidence and often jury instructions from the judge, the group retires for deliberation, to consider a verdict. The majority required for a verdict varies. In some cases it must be unanimous, while in other jurisdictions it may be a majority or supermajority. A jury that is unable to come to a verdict is referred to as a hung jury. The size of the jury varies; in criminal cases involving serious felonies there are usually 12 jurors, although Scotland uses 15. A number of countries that are not in the English common law tradition have quasi-juries on which lay judges or jurors and professional judges deliberate together regarding criminal cases. However, the common law trial jury is the most common type of jury system.In civil cases many trials require fewer than twelve jurors. Juries are almost never used in civil cases outside the United States and Canada. Other states with a common law tradition sometimes use them in defamation cases, in cases involving a governmental eminent domain power, and in cases involving alleged wrongful conviction. Civil law countries generally do not use civil juries. Civil juries are available in the United States and Canada in almost all cases where the only remedy sought is money damages.


  1. petit jury

    A petit jury, also known as a trial jury, is a group of citizens selected and sworn in by a court to determine the facts in a legal case and provide a verdict. This encompasses both civil and criminal cases. The number of jurors can vary, but typically ranges from six to twelve people, depending on the jurisdiction.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petit jury in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petit jury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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