- a group of, usually twelve, people sworn to deliver a true verdict according to the evidence upon a case presented in a court of law
- a body of persons appointed to judge a competition and award prizes
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Lawa group of persons who are sworn to decide a case or give a verdict by examining the evidence in a court.
- a group of persons who are chosen to decide on who is to receive prizes, awards, etc., as in a competition.
- Lawa group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them.
- Lawsuch a group selected according to law and sworn to inquire into or determine the facts concerning a cause or an accusation submitted to them and to render a verdict to a court. Cf. grand jury, petty jury.
- a group of persons chosen to adjudge prizes, awards, etc., as in a competition.
- 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.
- to judge or evaluate by means of a jury:All entries will be juried by a panel of professionals.
- Old French juree oath, juridical inquiry, noun, nominal use of juree, feminine past participle of jurer to swear; compare jurat
- Middle English jurie, juree, 1250–1300
- See collective noun.
ju•ry2 ( jŏŏr′ē),USA pronunciation adj. [Naut.]
- Nautical, Naval Termsmakeshift or temporary, as for an emergency:a jury mast.
- 1610–20; compare jury mast (early 17th century), of obscure origin, originally; perh. to be identified with late Middle English i(u)were help, aid, aphetic form of Old French ajurie, derivative of aidier to aid, with -rie -ry
- chiefly (in combination) makeshift: jury-rigged