Main definitions of jury in English

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jury1

noun

  • 1A body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court.

    ‘the jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts’
    • ‘Is there any evidence upon which a jury properly instructed could return a verdict of guilty?’
    • ‘Last week, at the subsequent inquest, the jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing.’
    • ‘The court has not sought to doubt the factual basis upon which the jury reached its verdicts.’
    • ‘The jury returned guilty verdicts on two counts of indecent assault and one of common assault.’
    • ‘One of the things that amazed me was after 60 plus days of hearing evidence, the jury returned the verdict in six hours.’
    • ‘One can simply say the jury returned a verdict that there was a business of trafficking in drugs.’
    • ‘For two days, he waited in the corridor and rooms of Teesside Crown Court while the jury considered its verdicts.’
    • ‘After deliberating for just over two and a half hours the jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty of manslaughter.’
    • ‘On this basis, the jury were quite entitled to return a verdict of guilty on count 2.’
    • ‘A Chelmsford Crown Court jury on Thursday returned a unanimous not guilty verdict.’
    • ‘She was formally discharged by the court following the jury's unanimous verdict.’
    • ‘Put in simplest terms, the jury returned majority verdicts before the judge allowed them to do so.’
    • ‘An inquest jury at Lincoln Crown Court recorded a verdict yesterday that the tragedy had been an accident.’
    • ‘Any previous conviction or driving ban could then be revealed to the court after the jury returned a verdict.’
    • ‘The judge accepted that submission and directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.’
    • ‘An inquest jury returned a verdict that he had been unlawfully killed.’
    • ‘The coroner accordingly left that verdict to the jury, and the jury returned a unanimous verdict of unlawful killing.’
    • ‘After an hour and a half of deliberation, the jury returned the guilty verdict yesterday.’
    • ‘Yesterday at Salisbury Crown Court the jury returned a majority verdict of guilty.’
    • ‘In May 1999 the Applicant was acquitted by the unanimous verdict of a jury at Wood Green Crown Court.’
    1. 1.1A body of people selected to judge a competition.
      • ‘From now on street musicians will be judged by a jury at an annual festival, and the melodically challenged will be banished.’
      • ‘The contest will be judged by a partial jury for entertainment value.’
      • ‘All juries will be selected online from new system developed by Yahoo.’
      • ‘The jury has selected the film under the non-feature film category, say the producers.’
      • ‘The jury selected by the organisers may include members from within their ranks.’
      • ‘At the end of the summer school a jury selects the most successful team.’
      • ‘In addition to his work at the Museum of Modern Art, Barr served on the advisory boards of other museums and the juries of art competitions.’
      • ‘Special prizes will be granted to winners selected by an expert jury in early December.’
      • ‘These are books that juries have selected as finalists for the ultimate Pulitzer Prize.’
      • ‘Every three years, a jury selects a person considered to be the most promising director in Ontario.’
      • ‘The jury judges the promotional campaign on strategy, creativity, and effectiveness.’
      • ‘Over 500 entries were screened by four juries consisting of three judges each, which speaks to the growing strength of the film and television industry in Alberta.’
      • ‘Those of us who have played in juries or competitions open ourselves up to evaluation and, in fact, desire the insight these experiences provide.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]North american
  • Judge (an art or craft exhibition or exhibit)

    ‘the exhibition was juried by a nationally acclaimed artist’
    ‘he had a painting in the juried exhibition’
    • ‘This was the first juried exhibition I entered, and my entry, a sculptural painting, was awarded ‘Best of Show.’’
    • ‘These are juried awards, which means two or three jurors are given all of the books submitted by publishers within one category.’
    • ‘Handcrafted items left on this day sometimes are juried by a craft selection committee who examine workmanship and salability.’
    • ‘His platinum work has been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions and juried exhibitions.’
    • ‘Applications are juried by a minimum of two music industry professionals.’
    • ‘And jurying a show for The Art League must be one of the most challenging tasks that a juror in our area faces.’
    • ‘At the Kings Mountain Art Fair, view juried arts and crafts in a redwood forest above Woodside.’
    • ‘The event is a juried show with 150 artists who show original artwork ranging in media from jewelry to ceramics to watercolor.’
    • ‘She said a committee juried the artists into the show to assure excellence and she was very pleased with the quality.’
    • ‘You provide referrals to other juried businesses whose expertise is outside your realm of experience.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French juree oath, inquiry, from Latin jurata, feminine past participle of jurare swear (see juror).

Pronunciation:

jury

/ˈdʒʊəri/

Main definitions of jury in English

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jury2

adjective

Nautical
  • (of a mast or other fitting) improvised or temporary.

    ‘we need to get that jury rudder fixed’
    • ‘Having succeeded in rigging jury masts and putting the vessel to rights, sail was made.’
    • ‘They set up a jury rig, and sailed to Barbados, taking six weeks.’

Origin

Early 19th century: independent usage of the first element of early 17th-century jury-mast ‘temporary mast’, of uncertain origin (compare with jury-rigged).

Pronunciation:

jury

/ˈdʒʊəri/