Hung-jury definition

A jury that is unable to reach a verdict because its members are unable to reach unanimous agreement (as in criminal cases) or the extent of agreement required by law (as in civil cases).
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A jury that is unable to arrive at a verdict; deadlocked jury.
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For a jury to be deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict.
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A jury in a legal trial which is unable to reach a verdict because jurors are unable to agree.

The prosecution re-filed charges less than an after a mistrial was declared due to a hung jury.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hung-jury
Plural:
hung-juries