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pet'ty ju'ry

(in a civil or criminal proceeding) a jury, usually of 12 persons, impaneled to determine the facts and render a verdict pursuant to the court's instructions on the law. Also,petit jury.Also called traverse jury. Cf. grand jury.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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