jury duty


: service on a jury (a group of people who make a decision in a legal case)
He was selected for jury duty.

Examples of jury duty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts deems participating in jury duty a civic duty. Kayla Jimenez, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 The court summoned about 250 Delaware residents for jury duty in Hunter’s case, and impaneled 12 jurors and four alternates that same day. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 11 June 2024 For many Americans, jury duty is a constant possibility as endless court cases pass through the legal system and jurors are needed to listen to and consider all the evidence. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 8 June 2024 The check is mailed to your home within 30 days from the end of your jury duty. Chris Ramirez, Journal Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2024 Lily Gladstone took a break from jury duty at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday to present Ron Howard with Variety’s Profile in Excellence Award. Angelique Jackson, Variety, 17 May 2024 But like jury duty, potential draftees can't just get out of election work, and there are repercussions. Maya Marchel Hoff, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 The whole jury duty routine is one in which you’re rendered kind of powerless. Jess Bidgood, New York Times, 10 May 2024 Here are valid excuses to miss jury duty in California Can you be paid for jury duty in California? Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 8 May 2024

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Legal Definition

jury duty

: the obligation to serve on a jury
also : service on a jury

called also jury service

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