jury

/ˈʤɚri/

  • Noun
  • a group of people who are members of the public and are chosen to make a decision in a legal case
    1. The jury failed to reach a verdict.
    2. The jury found the defendant guilty/innocent. = The jury returned a verdict of guilty/innocent.
    3. She was selected to serve/sit on a jury.
    4. (US) She was selected for jury duty. = (Brit) She was selected for jury service.
    5. I demand my right to a trial by jury. = I demand my right to a jury trial. [=a trial that is decided by a jury]
  • a group of people who decide the winners in a contest
    1. The jury [=judges] found her pie to be the best.

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