hung jury

/hʌŋ ˈdʒʊəri/ (say hung 'joouhree)

noun
a jury which is unable to reach a verdict.
{US (1840s); hung (past participle of hang def. 20) + jury1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hung jury — n. a jury that is unable to arrive at a verdict; deadlocked jury …   English World dictionary

  • hung jury — n [singular] a ↑jury that cannot agree whether someone is guilty of a crime …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Hung jury — A hung jury or deadlocked jury is a jury that cannot, by the required voting threshold, agree upon a verdict after an extended period of deliberation and is unable to change its votes due to severe differences of opinion.[1] Contents 1 United… …   Wikipedia

  • hung jury — noun a jury that is unable to agree on a verdict (the result is a mistrial) • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑jury * * * a jury that cannot agree on a verdict. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * hung jury noun A jury that fails to agree …   Useful english dictionary

  • hung jury — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hung jury : singular hung jury plural hung juries a jury that cannot reach a decision about whether someone is guilty …   English dictionary

  • hung jury — noun A jury in a legal trial which is unable to reach a verdict because jurors are unable to agree. The prosecution re filed charges less than an after a mistrial was declared due to a hung jury …   Wiktionary

  • hung jury — hung′ ju′ry n. law a jury that cannot agree on a verdict • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • hung jury — jury that cannot reach a unanimous verdict in a legal trial, jury that is unable to arrive at a unanimous decision …   English contemporary dictionary

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