ju·​ror ˈju̇r-ər How to pronounce juror (audio) ˈju̇r-ˌȯr How to pronounce juror (audio)
: a member of a jury
: a person summoned to serve on a jury
: a person who takes an oath (as of allegiance)

Examples of juror in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Defense attorney Timothy Havis told jurors that McCallum didn't have a role in the killing but was lured into taking a ride to get rid of the remains. McCallum, however, was implicated at trial by Christopher McMillan, a witness who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and cooperated with police. CBS News, 3 Apr. 2024 But while a judge found that Colleton County Clerk of Court Rebecca Hill was not a wholly credible witness, jurors were not persuaded by her actions. Juliette Arcodia, NBC News, 1 Apr. 2024 With that in mind, here’s almost every sofa, stool and chair (even the interior of an airplane), presented in chronological order by picker, that the jurors brought to the table. Nick Haramis, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 By the end of the five-day trial, jurors would walk away with a better understanding of Koreatown’s underbelly and be left to determine Cho’s role in it. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar. 2024 Prosecutors told jurors that the men carried out the attack to punish the U.S. for its wars in Muslim countries. CBS News, 21 Mar. 2024 The Murillo family attorneys told jurors that Sigman and Montague fired seven shots at Murillo from the street without giving him adequate warning or time to comply. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2024 Two jurors told the Free Press after the verdict they were concerned that the witnesses the prosecution brought to the stand weren’t reliable. Andrea May Sahouri, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2024 During the trial, one juror allegedly tried to bribe other jurors to return not-guilty verdicts, but the alleged briber was not dismissed from the case. Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 14 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of juror was in the 14th century

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“Juror.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juror. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


ju·​ror ˈju̇r-ər How to pronounce juror (audio) -ˌȯr How to pronounce juror (audio)
: a member of a jury

Legal Definition


: a member of a jury
an alternate juror
broadly : an individual who is summoned but not yet selected to serve on a jury

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