from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- transitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
- n. 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.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
From Anglo-Norman juree, from Medieval Latin iūrāta, from Latin iūrō ("swear or take an oath"). (Wiktionary)