One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a jury.
- ‘This is a case where the jury that was empanelled were 15 jurors to hear the evidence.’
- ‘But it also avoids the half remembered, anachronistic memory of the juror in the jury room.’
- ‘And I have been heartened by the knowledge that judges have sat on juries or been potential jurors in the USA.’
- ‘The jury had been deliberating for more than eight hours when the majority verdict of 11 jurors was taken.’
- ‘The judge exempted all the jurors from jury service for five years because it had been a difficult case.’
- ‘There is no basis for any criticism of these jurors, nor for the jury as a whole.’
- ‘A judge declared a hung jury after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked.’
- ‘A majority of the jurors were members of a political party that owned the company which had published the alleged libel.’
- ‘A basic predicate of jury service is the juror's ability to render a fair and impartial verdict.’
- ‘If jurors you think are sympathetic to you get on the jury and bad jurors for you get off, you're happy.’
- ‘Current grand jury secrecy rules apply only to jurors, prosecutors and courtroom staff.’
- ‘She stared at the judge as the head juror spoke the jury's personal message.’
- ‘After a 51-day trial the jury acquitted; the jurors seemed to dislike the legislation.’
- ‘What would we say, for example, if a juror brought habeas corpus against the bailiff?’
- ‘It is clear from the papers that the two jurors identified in this letter were themselves members of ethnic minority communities.’
- ‘For every ‘cause’ challenge to a juror, the attorney making the challenge must give a reason.’
- ‘Obviously that's a very subjective sieve to push through a juror, because the juror has to make an introspective judgment of himself.’
- ‘No one suggests the jurors could be sued for negligence because they made a wrong decision.’
- ‘At least half of the benefit of jury questioning is the ability to observe a juror's demeanor.’
- ‘The 12 jurors were the second jury to hear the case - last October the first jury failed to reach a verdict.’
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.’
Late Middle English: from Old French jureor, from Latin jurator, from jurare ‘swear’, from jus, jur- ‘law’.
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