strike a jury



strike a jury (third-person singular simple present strikes a jury, present participle striking a jury, simple past struck a jury, past participle struck a jury or stricken a jury)

  1. (law, jurisprudence) To constitute a special jury ordered by a court, by each party striking out a certain number of names from a prepared list of jurors, so as to reduce it to the number of persons required by law.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)