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Unanimous 504 Absolutely Essential Words lesson 15

Unanimous 504 Absolutely Essential Words lesson 15

/juːˈnæn.ɪ.məs/ (adj)

agreeing altogether unitedly on something, in harmony, in accord, in agreement, agreed, consistent, undivided, undisputed

In Canada, the jury must reach a unanimous decision on criminal cases. If the jury cannot reach a unanimous decision, a hung jury is declared. A new panel of jurors will be selected for the retrial. Each jury in criminal courts contain twelve jurors. However this is not the case in civil cases. In civil cases, only six people are necessary for a jury, and if there is one dissenter but the rest are unanimous (i.e. a 5-1 vote) the one dissenter can be ignored with the majority opinion becoming the final verdict.


Antonym: undecided

Noun: unanimity

Adverb: unanimously

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