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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Almena told jurors under direct examination that there was rarely debauchery at the warehouse. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Ghost Ship trial: Almena spars with prosecutors on witness stand," 10 July 2019 One man even had his boxing gloves taken, Leachman told jurors in closing arguments. ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio jury convicts pair in Mexican Mafia organized crime case," 2 July 2019 The trial continues Wednesday, when jurors are expected to hear testimony from a Texas Ranger who worked the case and lab technicians who ran fingerprint and DNA analysis on the packet of information found at Rosser’s home. Dallas News, "Jury in McKinney murder-for-hire case hears about victim's habits, bloody shooting scene in bathroom," 25 June 2019 Defense attorney Emily Cooper told jurors that the state couldn’t prove that Linda Skeek was dead, let alone that Thomas Skeek killed her, because there was no body. USA Today, "Alaska is considered the deadliest state for women. A staggering 59% of women there have experienced violence.," 25 June 2019 They had been invited to the 1105 Mohawk Street home of Charles Vorpagel, not to watch the Super Bowl — there was no cable TV at the rental house — but to party on cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy and beer, Vorpagel told jurors. Tonya Alanez, sun-sentinel.com, "Man on ‘mission of evil’ found guilty of killing three people at backyard party," 21 June 2019 Defense attorney Robert Bonsib had told jurors the fire was an accident, not a crime. Michael Kunzelman, Fortune, "Wealthy Stock Trader Convicted of Murder Won't Get New Trial," 13 June 2019 Two jurors were dismissed Tuesday before opening statements even began, including one woman who said the fear and anxiety of being on this jury caused her medical issues over the weekend. Nicole Hong, WSJ, "Impassioned Arguments, Frightened Jurors Mark Day One of ‘El Chapo’ Trial," 13 Nov. 2018 Federal prosecutors rested their case this week, and jurors were expected to begin deliberations after the July 4 holiday break. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Bid-Rigging Trial Is Waylaid Over Issue of Venue," 29 June 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 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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