noun, plural ju·ries.
verb (used with object), ju·ried, ju·ry·ing.
- juristic act,
- juristic person,
- jury box,
- jury is still out, the,
- jury process,
- jury room,
- jury wheel
Origin of jury1
Origin of jury2
Examples from the Web for 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|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I just feel that it should have went to a jury of his peers and they should have let the jury decide,” he said.
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?|Jacob Siegel|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as I wrote at the time, actually showing up for jury duty is even better.
The evidence considered by the jury hinged on a 90-second exchange of words, violence, and gunshots.The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson|Jacob Siegel|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He went further and declared that he would defy any jury in England to refuse him his money.Framley Parsonage|Anthony Trollope
"Well, go on getting the jury," said the judge, yawning again and handing the paper to the clerk.By Advice of Counsel|Arthur Train
Both these gentlemen, having been members of jury, were not allowed to compete for an award.
It was a hundred to one, that the jury would bring in a verdict of guilty.The Widow Lerouge|Emile Gaboriau
The jury were returning; they had entered; they were in their places.Anne|Constance Fenimore Woolson
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.)).