fore·​wom·​an | \ˈfȯr-ˌwu̇-mən \

Definition of forewoman 

: a woman who is a foreman

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During the conversation, the forewoman gave Yarbray’s father, Karif Roberts, a pamphlet from her church. Mensah M. Dean,, "Jury says 'not guilty' in stabbing of Philly Councilman David Oh," 29 Mar. 2018 For their part, the jurors, in a statement issued April 30 by the jury forewoman purporting to speak on behalf of the full panel of seven men and five women, asked for privacy and said none of them wished to talk publicly about the case. Jeremy Roebuck,, "Names of Bill Cosby jurors released as judge responds to media requests," 18 May 2018 The jury forewoman, whose name was not published by NBC News, said Cosby’s future weighed heavily on the minds of the jurors throughout their deliberation. Jeremy Roebuck,, "Bill Cosby jurors speak out; he compares himself to Nelson Mandela," 30 Apr. 2018 According to The Detroit News, persons involved in the case—including the police chief, lead prosecutor and grand jury forewoman—cannot recall details. Michael Mccann,, "Analyzing the Legal Fallout of Matt Patricia’s Sexual Assault Indictment," 10 May 2018 Most appeared to be in their 20s or 30s, though there were several — including a woman who was the forewoman — who appeared to be middle-aged. Manuel Roig-franzia, Washington Post, "Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex-assault trial," 17 June 2017 Deidre Howard, a sixty-one-year-old dental hygienist from St. Francisville, was the forewoman. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary," 16 Jan. 2017 When the forewoman read the first verdict, Tartaglione — dressed in a gray suit and black shirt, her hair pulled back tightly in a bun — furrowed her forehead, looked down at the defense table, and wrote something down., "Philly politico Renee Tartaglione guilty on all charges," 23 June 2017

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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: a woman who is the leader of a jury

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