from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The chair and spokesperson for a jury: "A jury gives no reasons for its decision; it reaches a collective result, announced by the foreperson” ( Hiller B. Zobel).
  • n. The leader of a work crew, as in a factory.

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  • n. A foreman or forewoman.

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  • n. the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf


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