To be found guilty or not guilty in a court of law by a jury, which has 12 people.
by Mr. Terrence L. Trezvant November 17, 2006
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A millitary saying that means...you would rather accidently kill a civilian then the chance that it is not a civilian and he kills u..
so that way u go to court and get judged to see if u get jail time..
instead of going home in a body bag carried by your fellow soilders
soilder: that man has a wepon im going to take him down!

liberal fagot: no u cant he hasent shot at u yet! we have to wait for him to shoot and then u can engage in action.

soilder: wtf he has a wepon and its pointed in our direction! if he shoots at us 1 of us might get hit and die!

liberal fagot: thats a chance we have to take!

soilder: what the fuck ever id rather be judged by 12 then carried by 6
(bang bang)

liberal fagot: no i cant bealive u killed him without him killin 1 of us first!

by Nathan Davis October 18, 2007
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To be judged by 12 is to go to court and to be judged by a 12 man jury, which all court trials have.

To be carried by 6 is to be dead. It is common for 6 people to carry a coffin (3 on each side) to and from the hearse.

In total the phrase "I'd rather be judged by 12, than carried by 6" means that the person would rather kill someone and go to prison than to, themself, be killed and have to be buried.
I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6

by Outlaw2DaDeath December 31, 2005
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