Definition of Hung jury

1. Noun. A jury that is unable to agree on a verdict (the result is a mistrial).

Generic synonyms: Jury
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Hung jury

1. Noun. A jury in a legal trial which is unable to reach a verdict because jurors are unable to agree. ¹

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Literary usage of Hung jury

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1. Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years by Solomon Smith (1868)
"A hung jury. Many of our old citizens will remember Noah Ridgely, as good and true a man as ever acted as clerk of a boat and collected freight-bills. ..."

2. A History of Illinois, from Its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847 by Thomas Ford, James Shields (1854)
"Review—Election of State Treasurer in 1827 ; election and defalcation of Sheriffs— Courts—Judges—Sentence of Green—Instructions to juries—The hung jury—Law ..."

3. Intercollegiate Debates edited by Paul Martin Pearson, Egbert Ray Nichols (1913)
"a verdict, the one mistrial due to hung jury does not and cannot necessitate a change. Granting, however, that the 5 per cent are mistrials, ..."

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