[ joo r-er, -awr ]
/ ˈdʒʊər ər, -ɔr /


one of a group of persons sworn to deliver a verdict in a case submitted to them; member of a jury.
one of the panel from which a jury is selected.
one of a group of people who judge a competition.
a person who has taken an oath or sworn allegiance.

Nearby words

  1. jurisprudent,
  2. jurist,
  3. juristic,
  4. juristic act,
  5. juristic person,
  6. juruá,
  7. jury,
  8. jury box,
  9. jury is still out, the,
  10. jury process

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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British Dictionary definitions for juror


/ (ˈdʒʊərə) /


a member of a jury
a person whose name is included on a panel from which a jury is selected
a person who takes an oath

Word Origin for juror

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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