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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And you spoke about the fact that the jury foreperson is Hispanic.
We also have heard from very reliable sources around the courthouse that juror number five, the doctor-lawyer, may very well be the foreperson, which is what we expected.
The foreperson was a competent, extremely well organized young African-American woman, a young professional or junior executive.
At the end of the closing arguments, the jury briefly began deliberations, elected a foreperson, and went home.
The decision was "very difficult," said Susan Kohlmeyer , the jury foreperson, but she said she was convinced there was a "lot of corruption" in the system.
Several years ago my mom was the foreperson on a jury hearing a retrial granted on appeal of a rape conviction.
They have to go select their foreperson, figure out their plan of attack here, and different juries do it different ways, said Livingston, of Chicago-based ZMF Consulting.
The jurors most likely spent Monday choosing a foreperson and figuring out how to sift through 35 days of testimony and closing arguments, legal experts say.
Every manager, from the humblest EO [team leader = Gruppenführer (in) = foreperson] right up to the Permanent Secretary of ever Government Department, now has to be a zampolit/politruk, and is resposible for ensuring that all his/her immediate subordinates obey the latest directives on Equality and Diversity.
Andrea Schultz, the foreperson, and I were the first to arrive at the tea café off Michigan Avenue.