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Meaning of “grand jury” in the English Dictionary

"grand jury" in British English

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grand jurynoun [C]

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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 ​lawcourt
(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 ​grandjury. grandjuryinvestigation/​testimony/​indictment
(Definition of grand jury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grand jury”
in Chinese (Simplified) (美国)大陪审团…
in Chinese (Traditional) (美國)大陪審團…
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