noun, plural ju·ries.
verb (used with object), ju·ried, ju·ry·ing.
Origin of jury1
Origin of jury2
Examples from the Web for jury
Contemporary Examples of jury
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
December 16, 2014
“I just feel that it should have went to a jury of his peers and they should have let the jury decide,” he said.‘They Let Him Off?’ Scenes from NYC in Disbelief
December 4, 2014
The jury met in secret for months gathering testimony from witnesses, including from Pantaleo.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson?
December 3, 2014
But as I wrote at the time, actually showing up for jury duty is even better.Are College Educated Police Safer?
December 1, 2014
The evidence considered by the jury hinged on a 90-second exchange of words, violence, and gunshots.The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of jury
On that foul throng that wrought them wrong—on Jury and on Judge!
"They didn't ring very true to the jury, it would seem," he retorted.Within the Law
"That's as may turn out before a jury," said one of the assistants gravely.In the Midst of Alarms
The jury looked at each other with amazement; such scenes were rare in their experience.
The jury was all attention now; the several exhibits were coming into view.
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for jury
Word Origin for jury
early 14c. (attested from late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French juree (late 13c.), from Medieval Latin iurata "an oath, an inquest," fem. past participle of Latin iurare "to swear," from ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Meaning "body of persons chosen to award prizes at an exhibition" is from 1851. Grand jury attested from early 15c. in Anglo-French (le graund Jurre).
"temporary," 1610s, in jury-mast, a nautical term for a temporary mast put in place of one broken or blown away, of uncertain origin. The word perhaps is ultimately from Old French ajurie "help, relief," from Latin adjutare (see aid (n.)).