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

Definition of forewoman

: a woman who is a foreman

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Beth Burbage, the jury forewoman, said in an interview Friday that although most jurors went into the jury room leaning toward guilty but ready to deliberate, juror No. Julia Sclafani, Daily Pilot, "A ‘draining’ four days: Behind the scenes of jury deliberations in the trial of Hossein Nayeri," 17 Aug. 2019 The 40-year-old forewoman, said the jurors who voted against the racial enhancement were black and white. Keith L. Alexander, Washington Post, "White bicyclist convicted of assaulting black motorist, but jury deadlocks over whether attack was racially motivated," 19 June 2019 Nunez has worked her way up to be a forewoman of a crew of workers. James Herrera, The Mercury News, "Prospect of ICE raids further chills agriculture labor force in Monterey County," 30 June 2019 In keeping with his stoic behavior throughout the three-week trial, Woewiyu sat stone-faced as the jury forewoman read out 11 guilty verdicts to counts including perjury and attempting to fraudulently obtain U.S. citizenship. Kelly Brennan,, "Delco man convicted of hiding past as Liberian war criminal," 3 July 2018 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

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of forewoman

: a woman who is the leader of a jury

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