juror

Anyone who's a member of a jury in a court of law is called a juror. When you serve as a juror, you're part of a group that hears evidence in a trial and gives a verdict.

When someone gets called for jury duty, it's an opportunity to be a juror for a trial. A juror is typically one of twelve people who swear to make an impartial, unbiased decision based on legal evidence. The jurors must come to a unanimous agreement about their verdict after all evidence is presented, generally either "guilty" or "not guilty." The Latin root is iuratorem, or "swearer," from iurare, "to swear."

Definitions of juror
  1. noun
    someone who serves (or waits to be called to serve) on a jury
    synonyms: juryman, jurywoman
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    foreperson
    the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf
    petit juror, petty juror
    a member of a petit jury
    foreman
    a man who is foreperson of a jury
    forelady, forewoman
    a woman who is foreperson of a jury
    type of:
    panelist, panellist
    a member of a panel
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