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A jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation prior to trial.
- ‘He was indicted by a federal grand jury on illegal gun possession charges.’
- ‘There was talk of empaneling a grand jury to go over some of that evidence.’
- ‘After he turned down the plea bargain, a grand jury indicted Webb on fourth degree criminal contempt.’
- ‘Four grand juries examined the case without returning an indictment.’
- ‘A federal judge officially convenes both types of grand juries, though a prosecutor (someone from a U.S. Attorney's office) actually conducts the proceedings.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.