nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A jury whose members have been selected for their special qualifications, such as higher education, that supposedly enable them to deal with complex legal issues. Also called blue-ribbon panel, special jury.