a jury of one's peers

Definition of a jury of one's peers

chiefly US, law

  1. :  a jury whose members are from the same community as the person on trial

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

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

    :  one belonging to the same societal group especially based on age, grade, or status

    :  companion

  1. :  rival, match

  1. :  to look narrowly or curiously

    :  to look searchingly at something difficult to discern

    :  to come slightly into view :  emerge partly


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up a jury of one's peers? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!