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Struck jury

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Struck jury (Law) a special jury, composed of persons having special knowledge or qualifications, selected by striking from the panel of jurors a certain number for each party, leaving the number required by law to try the cause.
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Usage

In literature:

His speech struck the Court and the jury.
"Albert Savarus" by Honore de Balzac
A struck jury was obtained, but, in the existing state of public feeling, an acquittal was a foregone conclusion.
"The Story of the Mormons From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901" by William Alexander Linn
STRUCK JURY, a jury of men who possess special qualifications to judge of the facts of a case.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Indeed, we may doubt whether Vergil might not have more votes than Milton, when the struck jury is polled.
"Inquiries and Opinions" by Brander Matthews
The jury to a man honored him with a prolonged stare, and the awe-struck crowd scarcely breathed during their utterance.
"That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green
The names were twenty-four: from these both parties struck out six, and the remaining twelve were the jury.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
It struck Court, Jury, and people, nay, even the Prisoners themselves, in many instances, with awe.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
With this "struck jury," the cause proceeded to a hearing.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Who struck the special jury?
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
Then eleven struck; and ere the last stroke had died away, the jury returned and took their places.
"A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest" by Amelia B. Edwards
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In news:

A Jersey City livery driver who was struck on an icy Route 1&9 in Newark and thrown off the elevated roadway on Christmas Eve 2008 was awarded $1.75 million by a jury in a civil trial in Essex County, his attorney said.
Struck out again in a big way today when a jury acquitted baseball great Roger Clemens of committing perjury by denying steroid use.
(AP) — A jury must now decide if it believes a former police officer who claims he passed out due to low blood sugar associated with gastric bypass surgery before he fatally struck a line of motorcyclists on a Pennsylvania road last year.
Tiffani Holston, the mother of a 4-year-old killed Oct 11 when he was struck by a dump truck while crossing the street, has been indicted by the Carter County grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child neglect.
A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted two men in connection with the death of an 11-year-old boy who was struck in the eye by a stray bullet intended for someone else.
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