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)

Examples of juror in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon after, 60 potential jurors were brought into the courtroom and jury selection began. Terry Spencer, sun-sentinel.com, "Chinese woman accused of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago scolded for wearing prison garb to trial," 10 Sep. 2019 Soon after, 45 potential jurors were brought into the courtroom. BostonGlobe.com, "After some discussion about which agency was supposed to provide Zhang with underwear, she was taken to a holding cell and changed into a copper-colored blouse and khaki slacks found in her hotel room after her March arrest.," 10 Sep. 2019 Soon after, 60 potential jurors were brought into the courtroom and jury selection began. NBC News, "Underwear blunder stalls trial of Chinese woman accused of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago," 9 Sep. 2019 Both prosecution and defense teams addressed potential jurors, which the judge said would help the selection process. Keith Bierygolick, Cincinnati.com, "Skylar Richardson trial: Attorney blasts police who investigated buried baby case. 'No guts'," 3 Sep. 2019 Each side is trying to convince media—and perhaps potential jurors—that its perspective is correct. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Why Mediation Was Unlikely to Work Now and What Comes Next for USWNT, U.S. Soccer," 15 Aug. 2019 Cephus' lawyers questioned 24 potential jurors about personal biases and only one raised his hand when asked if an all-white jury can be impartial in a case involving a black defendant. Lawrence Andrea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former UW Badger Quintez Cephus says he'll get through sexual assault trial 'as long as we tell the truth'," 29 July 2019 East Cleveland police Chief Michael Cardilli said the police department and municipal court made the decision to protect potential jurors during a high-profile trial. Evan Macdonald, cleveland.com, "Trial for Cleveland police supervisor charged in 2012 chase hinges on responsibility for subordinates’ actions, attorneys say," 15 July 2019 Attorneys for the defendants will have access to the names and identifying information about prospective jurors, but are prohibited from sharing that information with their clients. Tim Evans, Indianapolis Star, "Richard Grundy's federal drug trial starts Monday. Here's what you need to know.," 7 July 2019

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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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