Definition of foreperson in US English:



  • A foreman or forewoman (used as a neutral alternative).

    • ‘The chief judge in the county testified at a hearing that he handpicked the forepersons based on whom he knew and liked.’
    • ‘Evidently, there was a - a man who was the jury foreperson.’
    • ‘The absence of time and dissension over selecting a foreperson may enable the jury to devote its attention to dissenting on more important issues.’
    • ‘The first madame foreperson was Pallas Athena.’
    • ‘Fifty of the judges and sixty-three of the forepersons responded to the survey.’
    • ‘I think, to focus on something Trent said earlier, the fact that our foreperson came in dressed today in sweats to me indicates, number one, there's some sort of contentious argument going on in that jury room.’
    • ‘Daily tailgate meetings are held by forepersons and weekly safety meetings by the manager.’
    • ‘We the jury in the above entitled cause fix the penalty at life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, date, signature for the foreperson.’
    • ‘Normally, questions from the jury are part of the public record since they are submitted in writing by the jury foreperson.’
    • ‘It depends on who the foreperson is and how the foreperson takes them through it.’
    • ‘At the trial's conclusion last Tuesday, the jury foreperson, an unidentified black woman, wept as she read out the verdicts - one for each of the four schoolgirls.’
    • ‘Unless we know how and why the circumstance that were relating to the removal of the foreperson, unless we know the answer to that, it's impossible to know whether or not there's grounds for appeal.’
    • ‘The X factor is, you do have this doctor/lawyer on panel who's the foreperson and he may put them through it all again.’
    • ‘And I looked behind me and I realized that the person sitting directly behind me was the foreperson.’
    • ‘County Louth based contractor with a turnover of €10 million requires a foreperson for Public Works schemes to the value of €5 million each.’
    • ‘And of course, one of my favorites on the appellate grounds is removal of the two jurors, including the foreperson in this case.’
    supervisor, overseer, superintendent, manager, boss, team leader, line manager, controller
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