• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Grand-juror member of a Grand′-ju′ry, a special jury which decides whether there is sufficient evidence to put an accused person on trial
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. grand—L. grandis, great.


In literature:

Never had magistrates, grand jurors, rectors and churchwardens been so much on the alert.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Grand jurors, 172, 177.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
The number of grand jurors is not always the same.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
Another provision made the qualifications for grand or petit jurors that they should be able to read and write.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921" by Various
As a grand juror in Singapore, I have had evidence enough of this.
"Trade and Travel in the Far East" by G. F. Davidson
At length the door of the jury-room opened, and the head of a Grand Juror was thrust out.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
The judge challenges the whole body summoned as grand-jurors and catechizes them after this fashion.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
Your instructions to the grand jurors were admirable.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
He was the great man of the district, local magistrate, grand juror, and "Pasha" in general.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, August, 1893" by Various
Were you asked by one of the grand jurors whether you knew of any illicit whiskey being made in this city by any of those distilleries?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationalist pledges were exacted, and long service as a grand juror was an almost certain bar to election.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
Clergymen preached from the pulpit on the duties of citizens as Grand Jurors and public officers.
"Juggernaut" by George Cary Eggleston
Nor did the grand jurors stop there.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge
Eggleston, Joseph, grand juror on Burr, =3=, 412.
"The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4" by Albert J. Beveridge

In news:

Every year, a group of 19 county residents is selected to serve as grand jurors.
Richmond County grand jurors indicted Thelma Lou Carter on Tuesday for the July slaying of Robert Frank Higdon.
LEGAL PUBLICATION Notice It is the duty of your grand jurors to investigate any public offense which they know or have reason to believe has been committed and which is triable or indictable in this county.
An El Dorado Hills man was indicted by federal grand jurors last week on suspicion of income tax evasion .