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|part of speech:
||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.
||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.
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.