Definition of juror
1a : a member of a juryb : a person summoned to serve on a jury
2 : a person who takes an oath (as of allegiance)
Recent Examples of juror from the Web
Both of Tensing’s previous hearings ended in a mistrial, with jurors unable to agree on whether the officer was guilty of murder or voluntary manslaughter.
In seeking clemency, Morva's attorneys said the jurors who sentenced him to death were not told about the severity of his mental illness.
His first conviction was overturned because of juror misconduct.
But the doctors told jurors that Morva was not delusional - a determination that later was refuted by another doctor and Morva's new team of lawyers.
But jurors would still be able to see that the woman received the text messages from her own phone, defense lawyer Jeremy Kroll conceded.
Surely not all people in the legal system, including the Simpson jurors, believe justice to be a game? N.M.
A posting on his Facebook page on Thursday assailed news accounts of jury selection that highlighted how prospective jurors got dismissed for making nasty comments about him.
For instance, someone who Courthouse Technologies removed from the list because of a pending felony charge could have later been found innocent, and therefore should have been placed back on the master juror list.
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First Known Use of juror
JUROR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of juror for English Language Learners
: a member of a jury
JUROR Defined for Kids
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.
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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