Meaning of jury


Pronunciation: ( joor'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -ries., -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them.
  2. such 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.
  3. a group of persons chosen to adjudge prizes, awards, etc., as in a competition.
  4. a decision, determination, or opinion has yet to be rendered: The jury is still out on the President's performance.
  1. to judge or evaluate by means of a jury: All entries will be juried by a panel of professionals.


Pronunciation: ( joor'ē), [key]
— adj. Naut.
  1. makeshift or temporary, as for an emergency: a jury mast.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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