polling the jury

polling the jury
v. After a jury's verdict has been rendered, asking each individual member of a jury to confirm his or her vote, in order to ascertain unanimity, if requested by the defense.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


polling the jury
A practice whereby the jurors are asked individually whether they assented, and still assent, to the verdict; it consists of calling the name of each juror and requiring a declaration of his or her verdict before it is recorded.

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


polling the jury
I
A practice whereby the jurors are asked individually whether they assented, and still assent, to the verdict; it consists of calling the name of each juror and requiring a declaration of his or her verdict before it is recorded.
II The act, after a jury verdict has been announced, of asking jurors individually whether they agree with the verdict.

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