noun (plural juries)
- 1A body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court: the jury returned unanimous guilty verdictsMore example sentences
- Yesterday at Salisbury Crown Court the jury returned a majority verdict of guilty.
- The coroner accordingly left that verdict to the jury, and the jury returned a unanimous verdict of unlawful killing.
- After deliberating for just over two and a half hours the jury returned a unanimous verdict of guilty of manslaughter.
- 1.1A body of people selected to judge a competition.More example sentences
- Every three years, a jury selects a person considered to be the most promising director in Ontario.
- The jury has selected the film under the non-feature film category, say the producers.
- The jury selected by the organisers may include members from within their ranks.
verb (juries, jurying, juried)[with object] North American Back to top
- Judge (an art or craft exhibition or exhibit): the exhibition was juried by a nationally acclaimed artist (as adjective juried) he had a painting in the juried exhibitionMore example sentences
- At the Kings Mountain Art Fair, view juried arts and crafts in a redwood forest above Woodside.
- This was the first juried exhibition I entered, and my entry, a sculptural painting, was awarded ‘Best of Show.’
- His platinum work has been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions and juried exhibitions.
the jury is out
- A decision has not yet been reached on a controversial subject: the jury is still out on whether self-regulation by doctors is adequateMore example sentences
- However, the jury is out on whether (the digital strategy) will work.
- Danon's own admission that the jury is out on his mobile and wireless telephony target does little to convince the sceptics that he or the company can make in-roads into a sector it only recently abandoned.
- Therefore the jury is out on what I will do about it.
late Middle English: from Old French juree 'oath, inquiry', from Latin jurata, feminine past participle of jurare 'swear' (see juror).
- (Of a mast or other fitting) improvised or temporary: we need to get that jury rudder fixedMore example sentences
- Having succeeded in rigging jury masts and putting the vessel to rights, sail was made.
- They set up a jury rig, and sailed to Barbados, taking six weeks.
early 19th century: independent usage of the first element of early 17th-century jury-mast 'temporary mast', of uncertain origin (compare with jury-rigged).