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[joo r-er, -awr]
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  1. one of a group of persons sworn to deliver a verdict in a case submitted to them; member of a jury.
  2. one of the panel from which a jury is selected.
  3. one of a group of people who judge a competition.
  4. a person who has taken an oath or sworn allegiance.
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Origin of juror

1250–1300; Middle English jurour < Anglo-French (compare Old French jureur), equivalent to Old French jur(er) to swear (< Latin jūrāre) + -our -or2
Can be confusedjurist juror
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  1. a member of a jury
  2. a person whose name is included on a panel from which a jury is selected
  3. a person who takes an oath
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Word Origin

C14: from Anglo-French jurour, from Old French jurer to take an oath, from Latin jūrāre
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Word Origin and History for juror


c.1300 (attested from late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French jurour (late 13c.; Old French jureor), from Latin iuratorem (nominative iurator) "swearer," agent noun from iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)).

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