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voir dire
(French)


The juror failed to disclose in voir dire that he had been injured and received medical treatment as a result of a prior car accident.
  jury selection process of questioning prospective jurors, to ascertain their qualifications and determine any basis for challenge
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  • The juror failed to disclose in voir dire that he had been injured and received medical treatment as a result of a prior car accident.
  • Martin, you may voir dire the jury:’ Frankie Martin rose, straightened his tie, and moved to the podium.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The defendants were inattentive observers of the voir dire proceedings.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It was the sixth hour of individual voir dire, the process by which the jury for Peter’s trial would be selected.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes

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  • Martin spent an hour on his initial voir dire.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • During the voir dire examination, four of them told the court that they had been personally, though not intimately, acquainted with Mr. Clutter; but upon further questioning, each said he did not feel this circumstance would hinder his ability to reach an impartial verdict.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Eight jurors swore they had never known any member of the slain family; four admitted some slight acquaintance with Mr. Clutter, but each, including N. L. Dunnan, the airport operator who had made the controversial reply during the voir dire, testified that he had entered the jury box with an unprejudiced mind.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • As for the jurors that were chosen, at least two had clearly indicated a presumption of guilt during the voir dire examination ("When asked to state his opinion of capital punishment, one man said that ordinarily he was against it, but in this case no"); unfortunately, the voir dire had not been recorded because Kansas law does not require it unless a specific demand is made.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • As for the jurors that were chosen, at least two had clearly indicated a presumption of guilt during the voir dire examination ("When asked to state his opinion of capital punishment, one man said that ordinarily he was against it, but in this case no"); unfortunately, the voir dire had not been recorded because Kansas law does not require it unless a specific demand is made.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
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Associated words [difficulty]:   voir dire [7] , cross-examination [3] , interrogatory [9] , small claims court [9]
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