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jury duty

Definition of jury duty

  1. :  service on a jury (a group of people who make a decision in a legal case) <He was selected for jury duty.>



Word by Word Definitions

juryplay
  1. :  a body of persons sworn to give a verdict on some matter submitted to them

    :  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

  1. :  improvised for temporary use especially in an emergency :  makeshift

dutyplay
  1. :  conduct due to parents and superiors :  respect

    :  obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

    :  assigned service or business

  1. :  done as a duty

    :  being on duty :  assigned to specified tasks or functions


Law Dictionary

jury duty

noun

Legal Definition of jury duty

  1. :  the obligation to serve on a jury; also :  service on a jury —called also jury service




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