jury duty


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here's what happened that day According to the criminal complaint and statements in court: Silva woke up on Oct. 12 late for jury duty. Drew Dawson, Journal Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2023 Many of them are related to tax fraud, missed jury duty, deportation threats (for certain vulnerable communities) or fake customer service. Prakhar Khanna, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 People are summoned for grand jury duty in the same way as residents who are picked for regular jury duty. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Apr. 2023 And a week before Kendrick’s offense, a potential juror was ordered by Glanville to write a 30-page essay on the importance of jury duty after allegedly skipping a court summons to travel to the Dominican Republic. Andre Gee, Rolling Stone, 3 Apr. 2023 During her maternity leave, her character Jess went off to serve jury duty, and Megan Fox had a guest spot on the show as a new roommate. Kaitlin Stevens, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2023 For instance, Madonna was sent home from jury duty after just two hours for that reason, a court spokesperson said at the time. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 23 Mar. 2023 One man, Ronald Gladden, believes he has been called for routine jury duty, but everyone else is an actor, including James Marsden, playing a heightened version of himself. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2023 Those who are now called for jury duty every two years could be recalled annually, if not twice a year, D.C. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2023 See More

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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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