Definition of juror in English:

juror

noun

  • 1A member of a jury.

    • ‘A judge declared a hung jury after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked.’
    • ‘Obviously that's a very subjective sieve to push through a juror, because the juror has to make an introspective judgment of himself.’
    • ‘For every ‘cause’ challenge to a juror, the attorney making the challenge must give a reason.’
    • ‘The judge exempted all the jurors from jury service for five years because it had been a difficult case.’
    • ‘Current grand jury secrecy rules apply only to jurors, prosecutors and courtroom staff.’
    • ‘No one suggests the jurors could be sued for negligence because they made a wrong decision.’
    • ‘After a 51-day trial the jury acquitted; the jurors seemed to dislike the legislation.’
    • ‘A majority of the jurors were members of a political party that owned the company which had published the alleged libel.’
    • ‘It is clear from the papers that the two jurors identified in this letter were themselves members of ethnic minority communities.’
    • ‘This is a case where the jury that was empanelled were 15 jurors to hear the evidence.’
    • ‘She stared at the judge as the head juror spoke the jury's personal message.’
    • ‘The jury had been deliberating for more than eight hours when the majority verdict of 11 jurors was taken.’
    • ‘The 12 jurors were the second jury to hear the case - last October the first jury failed to reach a verdict.’
    • ‘At least half of the benefit of jury questioning is the ability to observe a juror's demeanor.’
    • ‘What would we say, for example, if a juror brought habeas corpus against the bailiff?’
    • ‘And I have been heartened by the knowledge that judges have sat on juries or been potential jurors in the USA.’
    • ‘A basic predicate of jury service is the juror's ability to render a fair and impartial verdict.’
    • ‘But it also avoids the half remembered, anachronistic memory of the juror in the jury room.’
    • ‘If jurors you think are sympathetic to you get on the jury and bad jurors for you get off, you're happy.’
    • ‘There is no basis for any criticism of these jurors, nor for the jury as a whole.’
  • 2historical A person taking an oath, especially one of allegiance.

    Compare with Nonjuror
    • ‘If the Biblical or the mishnaic oath is imposed, the juror must swear by the name of Yhwh and must hold a Bible or a sacred object in his hands.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French jureor, from Latin jurator, from jurare swear, from jus, jur- law.

Pronunciation:

juror

/ˈdʒʊərə/