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

  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

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