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juror

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noun ju·ror \ˈju̇r-ər, ˈju̇r-ˌȯr\

Simple Definition of juror

  • : a member of a jury

Full Definition of juror

  1. 1 a :  a member of a jury b :  a person summoned to serve on a jury

  2. 2 :  a person who takes an oath (as of allegiance)

14th Century

First Known Use of juror

14th century

Rhymes with juror


JUROR Defined for Kids

juror

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noun ju·ror \ˈju̇r-ər\

Definition of juror

  1. :  a member of a jury



Word Root of juror

The Latin word jus, meaning “law” or “rights,” and its form juris give us the roots jus and jur. Words from the Latin jus have something to do with law. A juror is a person who decides the facts of a case in a court of law. A jury is a group of jurors. When a decision in a court is just, it is fair and right and agrees with the law. Even the first two letters of judge, to form an opinion about whether something follows the law and is right, come from jus.



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