Meaning of “grand jury” in the English Dictionary

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"grand jury" in British English

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grand jurynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɡrænd ˈdʒʊə.ri/ us /ˌɡrænd ˈdʒʊr.i/

in the US, a group of people who decide if a person who has been charged with a crime should be given a trial in a law court

(Definition of “grand jury” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grand jury" in American English

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grand jurynoun [ 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)

"grand jury" in Business English

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grand jurynoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “grand jury” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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