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Definition of juror

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

Examples of juror in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unbeknownst to jurors, the other female student settled last week with the school district for $425,000. oregonlive, "Jury finds Gresham-Barlow elementary principal molested student in his school office for years; awards victim $3 million," 11 Jan. 2020 Launching the Senate trial could take several days, due to the formalities of passing the resolution establishing the parameters for the trial, swearing in senators as jurors, and notifying the president of the charges against him. Nicholas Fandos, BostonGlobe.com, "Pelosi alerts House to be ready to send impeachment articles next week," 10 Jan. 2020 This week, the defendant’s lawyers and prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney’s office have been weeding through a large pool of potential jurors, who have been called to the 15th-floor courtroom 120 people at a time. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "Harvey Weinstein Says His Judge Is Biased. His Judge Disagrees.," 9 Jan. 2020 Senators are the jurors in a president's impeachment trial, and what Graham dealt with 30 years ago is again front and center with the recent impeachment of President Donald Trump. Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY, "As impeachment trial looms, senator-jurors look to get creative on the 2020 campaign trail," 2 Jan. 2020 Our tendency to analogize senators to jurors, and the Senate to a court, is not accidental. Adam White, National Review, "The Senate’s Trial," 19 Dec. 2019 Dems and Rs alike need to confront the ugly truth: both parties are failing to be impartial jurors. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Meghan McCain Posts Cryptic Tweet After Explosive Fight With Whoopi Goldberg," 17 Dec. 2019 The exhibit’s juror, Gino Molfino, certainly had no need to worry about insufficient color in the resulting watercolors and paintings. Mike Giuliano, baltimoresun.com, "Columbia Art Center showcases fall colors in plein air exhibit," 15 Nov. 2019 An impeachment trial has several trappings of a court trial: lawyers, evidence, jurors, verdict. The Economist, "What an impeachment trial of Donald Trump might look like," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of juror

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

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“Juror.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juror. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of juror

: a member of a jury


ju·​ror | \ ˈju̇r-ər How to pronounce juror (audio) \

Kids Definition of juror

: a member of a jury


ju·​ror | \ ˈju̇r-ər, -ˌȯr How to pronounce juror (audio) \

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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