Definitions for juryˈdʒʊər i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•ry*ˈdʒʊər i(n.)(pl.)-ries

  1. (n.)a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions submitted to them, esp. such a group selected by law and sworn to examine the evidence in a case and render a verdict to a court.

    Category: Law

  2. a group of persons chosen to adjudge prizes, awards, etc., as in a competition.

  3. (v.t.)to select or evaluate (entries), as by means of a jury.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for jury:

  1. the jury is (still) out,a decision, determination, or opinion has yet to be rendered:

    The jury is still out on a location for the new museum.

    Category: Idiom

* Usage: See collective noun.

Origin of jury:

1250–1300; ME jurie, juree < OF juree oath, juridical inquiry, n. use of fem. ptp. of jurer to swear; see juror

ju′ry•less(adj.)

ju•ryˈdʒʊər i(adj.)

  1. makeshift or temporary, as for an emergency:

    a jury mast; a jury rig.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of jury:

1610–20; perh. to be identified with late ME i(u)were help, aid, aph. form of OF ajurie, der. of aidier to aid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jury(noun)

    a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law

  2. jury, panel(noun)

    a committee appointed to judge a competition

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jury(noun)ˈdʒʊər i

    a group of jurors

    two of the women on the jury

Wiktionary

  1. jury(Noun)

    A group of individuals chosen from the general population to hear and decide a case in a court of law.

  2. jury(Noun)

    A group of judges in a competition.

  3. jury(Verb)

    To judge by means of a jury

  4. Origin: From juree, from iurata, from iuro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jury(adj)

    for temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance

  2. Jury(adj)

    a body of men, usually twelve, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. See Grand jury under Grand, and Inquest

  3. Jury(adj)

    a committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury gave him the first prize

Freebase

  1. Jury

    A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial verdict officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment. Modern juries tend to be found in courts to ascertain the guilt, or lack thereof, in a crime. In Anglophone jurisdictions, the verdict may be guilty, not guilty, or not proven. Juries are composed of jurors, who are by definition illiterates in the law and finders of fact, not professionals. The old institution of grand juries still exists in some places, particularly the United States, to investigate whether enough evidence of a crime exists to bring someone to trial. The jury arrangement has evolved out of the earliest juries, which were found in early medieval England. Members were supposed to inform themselves of crimes and then of the details of the crimes. Their function was therefore closer to that of a grand jury than that of a jury in a trial.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jury

    a body of citizens set to try a question of fact, or to assess damages; in England and Ireland a jury numbers 12, and its verdict must be unanimous; in Scotland the verdict is by majority, and the jury numbers 12 in civil and 15 in criminal cases.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. jury

    1. The stupidity of one brain multiplied by twelve. 2. A collection of sedentary owls. 3. The humble apology of Civilization to Savagery. _E. g._, "Whatever exists may be touched, but a jury is an exception to this universal law--it must be reached."

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JURY

    Twelve men chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jury' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4169

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jury' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3222

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jury' in Nouns Frequency: #1578


Translations for jury

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jury(noun)

a group of people legally selected to hear a case and to decide what are the facts, eg whether or not a prisoner accused of a crime is guilty

The verdict of the jury was that the prisoner was guilty of the crime.

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