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English definition of “grand jury”

grand jury

noun [C]
 
 
US LAW
a group of people who decide if there is enough information to believe that a crime has been committed to begin a trial: Mr. Barney was the first witness to testify before the grand jury. grand jury investigation/testimony/indictment
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