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English definition of “grand jury”

grand jury

noun [C] /ˈɡrænd ˈdʒʊər·i/
law a group of people who decide whether a person who has been accused of a crime should be given a trial in court or should be released
(Definition of grand jury from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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