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|part of speech:
||a group of people called to a court of law. A jury decides if a person is guilty or not guilty.
The jury took five days to make its decision.
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.
The word jury
contains the following part:
jud, jur, jus
that means justice, law; swear