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jury

ju·ry

jury

 
pronunciation:
ju ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: juries
definition 1: a body of persons summoned to a court of law who are sworn to hear evidence and give a true verdict in a case.
definition 2: a committee formed to make evaluations and determine winners in a competition.
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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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