Allen charge

The charge in an instruction approved in Allen v United States, 164 US 492, 41 L Ed 528, 17 S Ct 154, that the jurors should examine the questions submitted with candor and with a proper regard and deference to the opinions of each other.

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  • Allen charge — Al·len charge / a lən / n [from the Supreme Court case Allen v. United States, 164 U.S. 492 (1896), which upheld the right of a trial judge to make such a charge]: a charge to a deadlocked jury to make a further effort to reach a verdict esp. by… …   Law dictionary

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