juror

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noun ju·ror \ ˈju̇r-ər , ˈju̇r-ˌȯr \

Definition of juror

1 a :a member of a jury
b :a person summoned to serve on a jury
2 :a person who takes an oath (as of allegiance)

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First Known Use of juror

14th century


JUROR Defined for English Language Learners

juror

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Definition of juror for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a jury


JUROR Defined for Kids

juror

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noun ju·ror \ ˈju̇r-ər \

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.


Law Dictionary

juror

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noun ju·ror \ ˈju̇r-ər, -ˌȯr \

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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