petty jury

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Synonyms for petty jury

a jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings

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The petty jury was increasingly used by the royal judges after 1215.
By the eighteenth century when Blackstone wrote, the petty jury had been transformed again.
Twelve jurors would be selected as the petty jury to hear evidence presented by the parties and to decide the case.
The petty jury was not available in all English courts.