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Definition of "jury" []

  • Law A body of persons sworn to judge and give a verdict on a given matter, especially a body of persons summoned by law and sworn to hear and hand down a verdict upon a case presented in court. (noun)
  • A committee, usually of experts, that judges contestants or applicants, as in a competition or exhibition; a panel of judges. (noun)
  • To judge or evaluate by a jury: jurying submitted samples for a crafts fair. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical Intended or designed for temporary use; makeshift: a jury sail. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jury" in a sentence
  • "But (_to the clerk_) read the jury the actual letter -- written by Aeschines, sent by Philip; and (_to the jury_) do you observe that it is such as I have described."
  • "God's purpose in each case, and what God actually accomplishes in each case, in the development of character, -- these have not yet been placed before the jury; but, backed up by many fulfilled prophecies, by the character of Jesus Christ, by His resurrection, by what He has accomplished in the world, we have God's solemn assurance that _He will yet place this evidence before the jury_."
  • "(And Louisiana was so governed for years after the purchase, with different tariff requirements from those of the United States, and without trial by jury in civil cases.) _Again, the United States may even_ (as in the case of Consular Courts) _withhold the right of trial by jury_."
Words like "jury"
grand jury
jury box
jury duty
jury nullification
jury panel
jury pool
jury rig
jury trial
petit jury
the jury is still out