Definition of foreman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːmən

noun (plural foremen)

  • 2(In a law court) a person who presides over a jury and speaks on its behalf.
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    • It was the foreman speaking on behalf of the jury, as I understand it, your Honour.
    • A short retirement can reflect the compelling nature of the evidence, or equally the skill of the foreman in handling the jury's discussions.
    • When they appeared in the jury box, the foreman handed the judge a note.


Middle English: perhaps suggested by Dutch voorman (compare with German Vormann).

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