a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them.
a group of persons chosen to adjudge prizes, awards, etc., as in a competition.
to judge or evaluate by means of a jury: All entries will be juried by a panel of professionals.
Idioms about jury
the jury is (still) out, a decision, determination, or opinion has yet to be rendered: The jury is still out on the president's performance.
- ju·ry·less, adjective
Other definitions for jury (2 of 2)
makeshift or temporary, as for an emergency: a jury mast.
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How to use jury in a sentence
The first trial ended when the jury was unable to reach a verdict, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.Md. man charged in 2015 trans murder sentenced to 35 years | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | September 17, 2020 | Washington Blade
These are pretty significant issues and the jury’s out on the answer to all of them.‘We are permanently in beta’: European sports broadcasting is still in a coronavirus-forced state of reinvention | Lara O'Reilly | September 15, 2020 | Digiday
The case is now before a grand jury in Leon County in which Tallahassee is located.
The newspaper reported a federal grand jury later indicted McDade on a gun charge, and he served a 10-year sentence at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.
My concern is that Chrome is starting to build out increasing ad awareness into its tech stack as part of a self-proclaimed mission to be the sole judge and jury and policing entity of the ad industry.Google Chrome’s new ‘heavy ads’ blocker catches some publishers by surprise | Lara O'Reilly | August 26, 2020 | Digiday
The 2001 grand jury indictment named 21 suspects as being involved in the U.S. embassy bombings, including Osama bin Laden.
A grand jury investigated but found Foster had broken no law.
Had he been competently represented, the jury might well have failed to concur on a death sentence.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities | Elizabeth Picciuto | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Widespread, popular protests began last week after the local grand jury decision.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall | Jacob Siegel | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson explained his decision to impanel a grand jury in a statement released Friday.
In 1883 she served with many distinguished artists on the art jury of the International Exhibition at Amsterdam.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
Seven months later Captain Preston and other soldiers implicated in the riot were tried before a Boston jury.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Governor S—— was a splendid lawyer, and could talk a jury out of their seven senses.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Under these circumstances, the learned counsel called on the jury to reduce the damages to a shrimp.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The jury handed down the verdict that the parsons were entitled to their back pay but awarded damages of one penny to each parson.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for jury (1 of 2)
a body of persons appointed to judge a competition and award prizes
the jury is still out informal it has not yet been decided or agreed on
British Dictionary definitions for jury (2 of 2)
mainly nautical (in combination) makeshift: jury-rigged
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