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alternate juror (s) (noun), alternate jurors (pl)
An additional person or people who are impanelled in case of a sickness or a disability of any members of a jury: Alternate jurors are usually available for trials of expectedly long durations .
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Jurors who have been selected to replace any of the regular jurors who may become ill and cannot attend the full trial proceeding.
These replacement jurors are responsible for the same tasks as regular jurors who will hear and decide cases.