American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law A body of persons sworn to judge and give a verdict on a given matter, especially a body of persons summoned by law and sworn to hear and hand down a verdict upon a case presented in court.
- n. A committee, usually of experts, that judges contestants or applicants, as in a competition or exhibition; a panel of judges.
- v. To judge or evaluate by a jury: jurying submitted samples for a crafts fair.
- adj. Nautical Intended or designed for temporary use; makeshift: a jury sail.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A certain number of men selected according to law, and sworn to inquire into or to determine facts concerning a cause or an accusation submitted to them, and to declare the truth according to the evidence adduced. Trial by Jury signifies the determination of facts in the administration of civil or criminal justice by the arbitrament of such a body of men, subject to the superintendence of a judge, who directs the proceedings, decides what evidence is proper to be laid before the jury, and determines questions of law. The juries in the ordinary courts of justice are grand juries, petty or petit or common juries, special or struck juries, and sheriff's juries. Of these, the first and last are not trial juries in the proper sense. (See phrases below.) The principle of trial by jury existed in different forms among the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Germans; but it early fell into general disuse. The existing system gradually grew up under the English common law, from which it passed into American use, but has been only partially adopted in modern times by the nations of continental Europe.
- n. A body of men selected to adjudge prizes, etc., at a public exhibition or other competition. Often called jury of award.
- n. Same as trial jury.
- n. law A group of individuals chosen from the general population to hear and decide a case in a court of law.
- n. A group of judges in a competition.
- v. To judge by means of a jury
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Naut.) For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
- n. (Law) A body of people, 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. In criminal trials the number of such persons is usually twelve, but in civil cases and in grand juries it may different. See Grand jury under Grand, and Inquest.
- n. A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition.
- n. a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
- n. a committee appointed to judge a competition
- From Anglo-Norman juree, from Medieval Latin iūrāta, from Latin iūrō ("swear or take an oath"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English jure, from Anglo-Norman juree, from feminine past participle of jurer, to swear, from Latin iūrāre, from iūs, iūr-, law. From jury-rig. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But (_to the clerk_) read the jury the actual letter -- written by Aeschines, sent by Philip; and (_to the jury_) do you observe that it is such as I have described.”
“God's purpose in each case, and what God actually accomplishes in each case, in the development of character, -- these have not yet been placed before the jury; but, backed up by many fulfilled prophecies, by the character of Jesus Christ, by His resurrection, by what He has accomplished in the world, we have God's solemn assurance that _He will yet place this evidence before the jury_.”
“(And Louisiana was so governed for years after the purchase, with different tariff requirements from those of the United States, and without trial by jury in civil cases.) _Again, the United States may even_ (as in the case of Consular Courts) _withhold the right of trial by jury_.”
“Our word jury comes from a Latin word which means to promise or swear.”
“The phenomenon is difficult to measure, St. Pierre and several others said, because the term jury nullification is rarely invoked; defendants with substantial evidence against them are simply acquitted, or juries deadlock.”
“‘There’s no focal point with a jury; the jury is the public itself.”
“I think that deferring to the judge who was actually there to see and hear the jury is the wisest course of action here.”
“Though no one on the jury is an expert on manga or on Japanese history, the jurors fell in love with the detailed exploration of the world of these books, a world in which men are assumed to be weak and sickly, yet women still use symbolic masculinity to maintain power.”
“But Judges determine what juries see and hear, even though the constitution says that the jury is the "final" decider of all evidence and the outcome.”
“To me, a jury is a bigger deterrent not to commit crime than the various crime prevention programs the police currently have.”
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