Petit “Common” Jury – usually consisting of 6 or 12 persons, summoned and empaneled in the trial of a specific case

petit jury:

1. A jury (usually consisting of 6 or 12 persons) summoned and empaneled in the trial of a specific case. — aka petty jury; trial jury; common jury; traverse jury. [1]

1. The jury in a trial court. [2]

traverse jury:

1. A petit jury, that is, a trial jury.  31 Am J Rev ed Jury § 2.

A jury impaneled to sit on the trial of an action.  United States v Taylor, 147 US 695, 698, 37 L Ed 335, 337, 13 S Ct 479. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6. 

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931


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