Definition of Petty jury

1. Noun. A jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings.

Exact synonyms: Petit Jury
Generic synonyms: Jury
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Member holonyms: Petit Juror, Petty Juror

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petty Jury

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petty bourgeoisies
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petty larcenies
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petty morel
petty officer
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Literary usage of Petty jury

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1. A History of English Law by William Searle Holdsworth, John Burke (1903)
"It seems however to have been thought that some of those who had presented the accused should be placed upon the petty jury with a view to secure a ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... have the question of guilt or innocence finally determined by a petty jury had occasionally been purchased as a special boon from the royal authority. ..."

3. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1913)
"Retention of the petty jury.—Wien the work was resumed in 1808, the great debate was again taken up. The first sitting (23d January, 1808) is opened by the ..."

4. A History of Continental Criminal Procedure, with Special Reference to France by Adhémar Esmein, René Garraud, Carl Joseph Anton Mittermaier (1913)
"Retention of the petty jury. — When the work was resumed in 1808, the great debate was again taken up. The first sitting (23d January, ..."

5. Principles of Criminal Law by Seymour Frederick Harris, Avlet Agabeg, Manning Ferguson Force (1885)
"CHAPTER THE petty jury WHEN the prisoner has put ... Who are liable to serve on the petty jury, and how are they returned ? The law on this subject is ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings by Joseph Chitty (1819)
"... 315 oath to petty jury, 315 oath of jury on traverse at assizes, 315 cryer's telling the jury to stand together, 315 oath of jurors at sessions, ..."

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