deadlocked deadlocked  /ˈdɛd ˌlɑkt/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) at a complete standstill because of opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions

Usage(s):

  • Despite his acquittal, al-Arian remained behind bars last week as prosecutors pondered whether to retry him on the charges the jurors deadlocked on.

News

  1. Jodi Arias prosecutors still plan to pursue death penalty

    By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A top Arizona prosecutor said on Wednesday that the state still plans to seek the death penalty for convicted murderer Jodi Arias for killing her ex-boyfriend, after a jury deadlocked last month on whether she should be executed. Arias, a former waitress from California, was found guilty last month of killing Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Mistrial declared in case of Bigfork man charged with rape

    A Bonner County, Idaho, jury deadlocked May 22 on a verdict in the case of a Bigfork man charged with rape. First District Judge Barbara Buchanan declared a mistrial in James Stephen Anderson’s case, setting the stage for a retrial in September.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Whitefish Pilot

  3. Prosecutors still plan to pursue death for Arias

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities plan to try again to secure the death penalty for convicted murderer Jodi Arias after jurors in her trial deadlocked last month on a sentence, the county's top prosecutor said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Recent talks have become deadlocked, as if there is no room for further negotiation," Fukuda said. "We must work to let our opponents know that we are ready to negotiate."
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Yasuo Fukuda Source: Forbes

  2. "To win the nomination, I've got to win a contest, of course," Edwards told The Associated Press after losing his native state of South Carolina. "At some point we have to get to get to the place where either the thing is deadlocked, which is...
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: John Edwards Source: Forbes

  3. "He's got to do the right thing now," Dr Flegg told ABC radio. "We have the same numbers in the party room. It's hopelessly deadlocked. The only way of breaking it is for us to withdraw."
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Bruce Flegg Source: Special Broadcasting Service

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