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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A jury that is unable to reach a verdict because its members are unable to reach unanimous agreement (as in criminal cases) or the extent of agreement required by law (as in civil cases).

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  • noun A jury in a legal trial which is unable to reach a verdict because jurors are unable to agree.

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  • noun a jury that is unable to agree on a verdict (the result is a mistrial)

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