petit jury(redirected from petty jury)
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The ordinary panel of twelve persons called to issue a verdict in a civil action or a criminal prosecution.
Petit jury is used interchangeably with petty jury.
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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petit jurya 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. See also GRAND JURY.
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