discharge of jury


discharge of jury
The remedy of the prejudiced party upon a mistrial. 53 Am J1st Trial § 965. The release of a jury from further service in a case or a release of all jurors upon the list upon completion of their work at the term.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • discharge — dis·charge 1 /dis chärj, dis ˌchärj/ vt 1: to release from an obligation: as a: to relieve of a duty under an instrument (as a contract or a negotiable instrument); also: to render (an instrument) no longer enforceable a formal instrument...may… …   Law dictionary

  • discharge — To release; liberate; annul; unburden; disincumber; dismiss. To extinguish an obligation (e.g. a person s liability on an instrument); terminate employment of person; release, as from prison, confinement or military service. Discharge is a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • discharge — To release; liberate; annul; unburden; disincumber; dismiss. To extinguish an obligation (e.g. a person s liability on an instrument); terminate employment of person; release, as from prison, confinement or military service. Discharge is a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • discharge — [dis chärj′; ] also, & for n., usually [ dis′chärj΄] vt. discharged, discharging [ME dischargen < OFr descharger < VL * discarricare, to unload < L dis , from + carrus, wagon, CAR1] 1. to relieve of or release from something that burdens …   English World dictionary

  • Jury (England and Wales) — In the legal jurisdiction of England and Wales, there is a long tradition of jury trial that has evolved over centuries.HistoryThe English jury has its roots in two institutions that date from before the Norman conquest in 1066. The inquest, as a …   Wikipedia

  • discharge — (1) The action of releasing a lien or the document in which the creditor relinquishes a lien. Also known as a satisfaction, a release, a reconveyance, or an extinguishment. However, release tends to be used in connection with both real and… …   Financial and business terms

  • discharge — dis|charge1 [dısˈtʃa:dʒ US a:r ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(send somebody away)¦ 2¦(gas/liquid/smoke etc)¦ 3¦(shoot)¦ 4¦(duty/responsibility/debt etc)¦ 5¦(electricity)¦ 6¦(a wound)¦ 7¦(goods/passengers)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discharge */*/ — I UK [dɪsˈtʃɑː(r)dʒ] / US [ˈdɪsˌtʃɑrdʒ] / US [dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ] verb Word forms discharge : present tense I/you/we/they discharge he/she/it discharges present participle discharging past tense discharged past participle discharged 1) [transitive,… …   English dictionary

  • discharge — dis|charge1 [ dıs,tʃardʒ, dıs tʃardʒ ] verb ** ▸ 1 allow/force someone to leave ▸ 2 let liquid/gas leave ▸ 3 perform a duty ▸ 4 fire a weapon ▸ 5 pay what you owe ▸ 6 when electricity flows 1. ) transitive usually passive to be officially allowed …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • discharge — verb (discharged, discharging) –verb (t) /dɪsˈtʃadʒ / (say dis chahj) 1. to relieve of a charge or load; unload (a ship, etc.). 2. to remove, send forth, or get rid of (a charge, lead, etc.). 3. to fire; shoot: discharge a gun. 4. to pour forth,… …   Australian English dictionary


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