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jury

ju·ry

jury

 
pronunciation:
ju ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: juries
definition 1: a group of people called to a court of law who listen to the facts of a case and decide its outcome.
The jury found the accused person not guilty.
definition 2: a group of people formed to judge a contest or competition.
Each band had to play before the jury to see who would win the prize.
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Jury is from an early French word that means "to swear." At the beginning of a trial, the jury members swear to seek the truth and make a fair verdict.
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