fore·​wom·​an | \ ˈfȯr-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce forewoman (audio) \

Definition of forewoman

: a woman who is a foreman

Examples of forewoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ann Loar Brooks was forewoman of the only jury trial held for a police officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was arrested on a street in Baltimore in April 2015 for allegedly possessing a knife. Bob Egelko,, "Why is it hard to convict police officers of homicide? One reason is authority, juror says," 22 June 2020 In a tweet days before Stone was sentenced, Trump attacked Tomeka Hart, who had identified herself as the jury's forewoman in a Facebook post. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejects Roger Stone's bid to disqualify her from the case," 24 Feb. 2020 Tomeka Hart, a program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, identified herself as the forewoman in a Facebook post this month. New York Times, "Judge in Roger Stone Case Warns About Attacks on Juror by Trump and Others," 25 Feb. 2020 Three of them, including the forewoman, were questioned on the stand, as was one of the prosecutors who withdrew from the case. New York Times, "Judge in Roger Stone Case Warns About Attacks on Juror by Trump and Others," 25 Feb. 2020 Trump's pointed tweets about the presiding judge and the forewoman in the case, in which his longtime friend was convicted for lying to Congress and received a 40-month prison sentence, has disrupted the process. Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner, "Top Mueller prosecutor: John Roberts might respond to Trump attack on liberal Supreme Court justices," 26 Feb. 2020 The second motion came one day after Trump, on Feb. 13, repeatedly attacked the forewoman of the jury, who ran for Congress as a Democrat. Matt Zapotosky, Washington Post, "Roger Stone allegation of juror misconduct and demand for new trial to be heard in semi-public hearing Tuesday," 25 Feb. 2020 Trump has repeatedly attacked the forewoman of the jury, who ran for Congress as a Democrat., "Trump makes veiled threat toward Schiff over briefing on Russian 2020 election interference," 23 Feb. 2020 Trump has attacked prosecutors, the jury forewoman, and the federal judge overseeing the trial, casting his former campaign adviser as the victim of a vendetta by law enforcement. Sharon Lafraniere,, "Roger Stone is sentenced to more than 3 years in prison," 20 Feb. 2020

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Forewoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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: a woman who is the leader of a jury

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