Jury of inquest
Jury Ju"ry, n.; pl. {Juries}. [OF. jur['e]e an assize, fr. jurer to swear, L. jurare, jurari; akin to jus, juris, right, law. See {Just},a., and cf. {Jurat}, {Abjure}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Law) A body of people, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. In criminal trials the number of such persons is usually twelve, but in civil cases and in grand juries it may different. See {Grand jury} under {Grand}, and {Inquest}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The jury, passing on the prisoner's life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury gave him the first prize. [1913 Webster]

{Jury of inquest}, a coroner's jury. See {Inquest}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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