Definition of juror
1a : a member of a juryb : a person summoned to serve on a jury
2 : a person who takes an oath (as of allegiance)
Recent Examples of juror from the Web
Potential jurors retuned to court Wednesday at the manslaughter trial of St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez.
Hyde told jurors that the family saw Kaplan had money and saw a better life for their daughters, reports CBS Philly.
In his first trial, four jurors opposed conviction on either charge.
Closing arguments are expected to begin later this week, and jurors may begin deliberating by the end of the week.
Before he was sentenced, Arthur asked jurors to recommend the death penalty.
Save some stamps: Potential jurors in Texas receive a jury summons — and often a questionnaire as well in the mail.
The show's jurors liked Cox's creations enough to choose him as one of three featured artists.
This season, Survivor implemented an open forum format that allowed finalists and jurors to trade barbs back and forth.
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First Known Use of juror
JUROR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of juror for English Language Learners
: a member of a jury
JUROR Defined for Kids
Definition of juror for Students
: a member of a jury
Word Root of juror
The Latin word jus, meaning “law” or “rights,” and its form juris give us the roots jus and jur. Words from the Latin jus have something to do with law. A juror is a person who decides the facts of a case in a court of law. A jury is a group of jurors. When a decision in a court is just, it is fair and right and agrees with the law. Even the first two letters of judge, to form an opinion about whether something follows the law and is right, come from jus.
Legal Definition of juror
: 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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