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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The same jurors convicted him last week of first-degree murder in the death of his son, Darell Avant Jr. Gal Tziperman Lotan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Darell Avant should get life in prison for killing son, jury decides, ruling out death penalty," 5 July 2018 On Monday afternoon, jurors in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, deliberated for just three hours before returning with the guilty verdict against Donnie Rudd, a one-time school board member and respected attorney. Fox News, "Jury convicts man of murder in 1973 death of wife," 4 July 2018 On Thursday, jurors convicted Waiters of first-degree murder and found Aguasvivas guilty of second-degree murder in Brown’s slaying. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "In court, man confronts gang members convicted of killing his brother," 29 June 2018 Cobb jurors convicted Brooks on Friday of two counts each of rape, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, and one count of burglary. Fleming Smith, ajc, "DNA links convicted rapist to two 1986 Cobb County crimes," 15 June 2018 Prosecutors also run grand jury proceedings and share with jurors their depiction of events. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Could Gareon Conley Legally Prove That Rape Allegation Caused Draft Slide, Financial Harm?," 12 July 2018 But Lanier during the trial told jurors that the agency and other laboratories and J&J have used flawed testing methods that did not allow for the proper detection of asbestos fibers. NBC News, "Johnson & Johnson told to pay $4.7 billion in baby powder case," 13 July 2018 Several other cases have involved sizable damages, including a $417 million verdict reached by jurors in Los Angeles County Superior Court last year. New York Times, "Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit," 12 July 2018 The compensatory damages awarded by the jury in Missouri state trial court Thursday surpassed the $417 million given by jurors in Los Angeles last year, though that trial involved just a single plaintiff. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "J&J Hit With $4.7 Billion Jury Verdict in Baby Powder Suit," 12 July 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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