noun ju·ry \ˈjr-ē\

: a group of people who are members of the public and are chosen to make a decision in a legal case

: a group of people who decide the winners in a contest

plural juries

Full Definition of JURY

:  a body of persons sworn to give a verdict on some matter submitted to them; especially :  a body of persons legally selected and sworn to inquire into any matter of fact and to give their verdict according to the evidence
:  a committee for judging and awarding prizes at a contest or exhibition
:  one (as the public or test results) that will decide —used especially in the phrase the jury is still out

Examples of JURY

  1. The jury failed to reach a verdict.
  2. She was selected to serve on a jury.

Origin of JURY

Middle English jure, from Anglo-French juree, from jurer to swear, from Latin jurare, from jur-, jus
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with JURY



Definition of JURY

:  improvised for temporary use especially in an emergency :  makeshift <a jury mast> <a jury rig>

Origin of JURY

Middle English jory (in jory saile improvised sail)
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of JURY

transitive verb
:  to select material as appropriate for exhibition in (as an art show) —used chiefly as a participle <a juried show>

Origin of JURY

First Known Use: 1947
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