advisory jury

advisory jury
advisory jury n: a jury impaneled at the discretion of a trial judge to assist the judge in deciding a case
◇ Advisory juries are allowed in cases in which there is no right to a jury or in which the right to a jury has been waived. The judge may follow or disregard the advisory jury's verdict.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

advisory jury
n. Used in cases where there is no jury trial as a matter of right but the judge desires the non-binding input of a jury. Rarely used.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


advisory jury
A jury that makes recommendations to a judge but does not render final judgment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


advisory jury
A jury that makes recommendations to a judge but does not render final judgment.

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