jury, blue ribbon

jury, blue ribbon
n.
A jury composed of experts, professionals, or other people who are exceptionally qualified, rather than a cross section of all members of a community.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • blue ribbon jury — A jury consisting of persons with special qualities, such as advanced education or special training, sometimes used in complicated civil cases (with the parties consent) and to investigate suspected governmental corruption. Specialists in a… …   Law dictionary

  • blue–ribbon jury — blue–rib·bon jury n: special jury Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • blue-ribbon — lue ribbon adj. prenom. selected or chosen for special qualifications; as, a blue ribbon grand jury. Syn: blue ribbon(predicate), select. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue-ribbon — [blo͞o′rib′ən] adj. 1. Informal preeminent or outstanding of its kind ☆ 2. designating or of a jury made up of persons specially selected as for educational background or experience …   English World dictionary

  • blue-ribbon jury — a jury composed of persons having more than ordinary education and presumably exceptional intelligence and perceptiveness, selected by the court on the motion of plaintiff or defendant to try cases of unusual complexity or importance. Also called …   Universalium

  • blue-ribbon jury — blue′ rib bon ju′ry n. law a jury of persons selected for high educational level or other qualifications, formerly used to try cases of unusual complexity or importance • Etymology: 1935–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • blue ribbon jury — noun a jury whose members are selected for special knowledge for a case involving complicated issues • Syn: ↑special jury • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑jury …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue-ribbon jury — noun : special jury 2 * * * a jury composed of persons having more than ordinary education and presumably exceptional intelligence and perceptiveness, selected by the court on the motion of plaintiff or defendant to try cases of unusual… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue ribbon jury — A jury made up of particularly qualified persons; a jury selected by a sifting procedure which reduces the general panel to one of a much lesser number of persons. 31 J Rev ed Am Jur § 72 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jury — A certain number of men and women selected according to law, and sworn (jurati) to inquire of certain matters of fact, and declare the truth upon evidence to be laid before them. This definition embraces the various subdivisions of juries; as… …   Black's law dictionary

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