ju·​ror | \ˈju̇r-ər, ˈju̇r-ˌȯr, 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)

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Janet Montgomery Mongtomery plays Michelle Westbrook, a fellow juror on Michael's trial, who serves as more than a brief distraction. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Cast of Matthew Weiner's New Show The Romanoffs Is Stacked With Stars," 12 Oct. 2018 In a rare result, jurors found Oliver guilty of murder after concluding the officer had no reasonable cause for opening fire on a group of five underage boys who were simply trying to leave a house party. Janay Moore, Teen Vogue, "Jordan Edwards's Murderer, Former Police Officer Roy Oliver, Could Face 99 Years in Prison," 29 Aug. 2018 Much of the case, though, could hinge on whose medical experts jurors will believe. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Donnie Rudd guilty of killing wife in ’73, making it look like car crash; likely to spend rest of life in prison," 2 July 2018 This year Kristen Stewart is a juror at the legendary film festival, along with Cate Blanchett, Ava DuVernay, Lea Seydoux and a host of international directors—which means she's been present at all the premieres and many parties as well. Chrissy Rutherford, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kristen Stewart Is Not Here For Sexist Rules About Shoes," 18 May 2018 The jurors deliberated nearly eight hours but deadlocked. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Did Norman Graham kill his girlfriend 38 years ago? Or was it the psychopath next door?," 26 Apr. 2018 Fifteen minutes before the lunch break ended Tuesday, a juror dozed near the end of a quiet hallway in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Nathan Fenno, latimes.com, "First day of testimony in Todd McNair trial focuses on NCAA liaison who labeled him a "lying, morally bankrupt criminal"," 25 Apr. 2018 The prosecution's opening statement was delayed until Monday afternoon due to a defense motion to dismiss a juror. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Bill Cosby's defense says 'so-called victim' was after comedian's money," 10 Apr. 2018 But after the revelation that a juror in the trial had not disclosed a domestic violence incident in her own background in order to win a seat on the panel, that conviction was dismissed, The Denver Post reports. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "Husband Convicted Again in Retrial for Wife's 2001 Fatal Shooting — as 6-Year-Old Daughter Remains Missing," 6 Apr. 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of juror

: a member of a jury


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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