Jury Nullification Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Jury Nullification.

Jury Nullification (noun)

A legal concept where a jury, in a trial, chooses to acquit (clear of a charge) a defendant, regardless of substantial evidence against them that they have violated the law, because the jury believes the law itself is unfair or not applicable in the particular situation. This often represents a form of protest against the application of certain laws.