jury duty

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of jury duty

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

Word by Word Definitions

jury play
  1. : a body of persons sworn to give a verdict on some matter submitted to them

  2. : a committee for judging and awarding prizes at a contest or exhibition

  3. : one (such as the public or test results) that will decide

  1. : to select material as appropriate for exhibition in (something, such as an art show)

  1. : improvised for temporary use especially in an emergency : makeshift

duty play
  1. : conduct due to parents and superiors : respect

  2. : obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

  3. : assigned service or business

  1. : done as a duty

  2. : being on duty : assigned to specified tasks or functions


Law Dictionary

jury duty

noun

legal Definition of jury duty

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

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