a jury of one's peers

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a jury of one's peers

chiefly US, law
: a jury whose members are from the same community as the person on trial

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : a committee for judging and awarding prizes at a contest or exhibition

  3. : one (such as the public or test results) that will decide

  1. : to select material as appropriate for exhibition in (something, such as an art show)

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

peer play peers
  1. : one that is of equal standing with another : equal

  2. : companion

  3. : a member of one of the five ranks (duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron) of the British peerage

  1. : rival, match

  1. : to look narrowly or curiously

  2. : to come slightly into view : emerge partly


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