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

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)

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As the government’s lawyers presented that argument, some jurors listened. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter One: A War in the Desert," 15 May 2018 Another juror, who declined to be named, said the government failed to prove Mr. Grant was guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Rebecca Davis O’brien, WSJ, "Former De Blasio Fundraiser Found Guilty in Police Corruption Trial," 2 Jan. 2019 Until recently, prosecutors could secure the death penalty by first convincing a majority of jurors, then a judge, that execution was an appropriate punishment. Rafael Olmeda, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Defense lawyers seek mercy for three convicted in Broward deputy's murder," 29 June 2018 One of Spalding cold case murder trial Jury selection: Potential jurors unfamiliar with notorious Spalding murder 3. Christian Boone, ajc, "5 things to know about Spalding County cold case murder trial," 23 June 2018 That punch, Courtney told jurors, led Thompson to take Hernandez to the ground. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Prosecutors: Houston man pinned fellow Denny’s patron for 15 minutes in fatal chokehold," 19 June 2018 As one of the 2019 festival’s jurors, Thompson has been on hand for all the important events and worn a variety of eye-catching looks selected by stylist duo, Wayman and Micah. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Tessa Thompson Tests Out the Season’s Trickiest Denim Trend," 30 Jan. 2019 As a showcase for the best in independent cinema, the event brings out Hollywood’s fashion innovators, including risk taking juror Tessa Thompson and perennially chic stars like Lupita Nyong’o and Naomi Watts among them. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Stranger Things’ Girl Next Door Was Sundance’s Breakout Style Star," 4 Feb. 2019 Naturally, the panel of jurors who choose those finalists should be international, too. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Delphine Arnault Reveals the 16 Industry Experts Joining the LVMH Prize Jury This Year," 25 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of juror

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

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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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