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

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 For now, Michael is laying the groundwork by minimizing the gruesome nature of Kofi’s death and targeting a juror who’s already leaning strongly toward conviction. Scott Tobias, Vulture, "Your Honor Recap: Dead Line," 31 Jan. 2021 The domestic terror trial for Hari, 49, of Clarence, Ill., resumed Monday after a two-week hiatus due to a juror being exposed to COVID-19. Andy Mannix, Star Tribune, "Co-conspirator in Minnesota terror case says he botched abortion clinic bombing on purpose," 30 Nov. 2020 Much like his encounter with his blackmailer’s dementia-riddled father, Michael uses his dismissal of the juror as an opportunity to explain himself in vague terms, just to have someone understand his actions. Scott Tobias, Vulture, "Your Honor Recap: Dead Line," 31 Jan. 2021 The second unidentified juror has not yet made a public statement. Washington Post, "Breonna Taylor grand jury was not given option to bring homicide charges, anonymous juror says," 20 Oct. 2020 The attorney for the anonymous juror said his client felt compelled to take action based on how Cameron presented the grand jury's findings last week. CBS News, "Kentucky attorney general says he never recommended murder charges in Breonna Taylor case," 30 Sep. 2020 The juror who filed the motion Monday cited that characterization in seeking authorization to speak. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Recordings of Grand Jury in Breonna Taylor Case to Be Released," 29 Sep. 2020 The court dispensed with its reliance on voter registration data as the only source for its juror lists. John Simerman, NOLA.com, "Federal court in New Orleans aiming to address shortage of Black jurors, but is it enough?," 23 Jan. 2021 The judge in the case was unable to get the potential juror’s attention initially because his headphones were connected to the computer. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Caught on Zoom: Eight wild moments from the pandemic captured through a camera lens," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of juror

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

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23 Feb 2021

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“Juror.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juror. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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