jury

Definitions:

  • A certain number of men selected according to law, and sworn to inquire into or to determine facts concerning a cause or an accusation submitted to them, and to declare the truth according to the evidence adduced.
  • A body of men selected to adjudge prizes, etc., at a public exhibition or other competition. Often called <internalXref urlencoded="jury%20of%20award">jury of award</internalXref>.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="trial%20jury">trial jury</internalXref>.
  • For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.
  • a rudder constructed for temporary use.
  • A body of people, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. In criminal trials the number of such persons is usually twelve, but in civil cases and in grand juries it may different. See Grand jury under <er>Grand</er>, and <er>Inquest</er>.
  • A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition.
  • a coroner's jury. See <er>Inquest</er>.
  • A <xref>group</xref> of individuals chosen from the general population to <xref>hear</xref> and <xref>decide</xref> a case in a <xref>court</xref> of <xref>law</xref>.
  • A group of <xref>judges</xref> in a competition.
  • To <xref>judge</xref> by means of a jury
  • a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
  • a committee appointed to judge a competition
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