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juror (s) (JOOR uhr, JOOR or") (noun)
, jurors (pl)
Members of a body of people who have sworn to give a legal verdict based on the evidence on a given matter presented in a court of law: Yesterday, Mrs. Black was selected to be a juror
at the trial of the person who had committed fraud.
In a surprise turn of events, the eminent civil law professional was selected as a juror for the upcoming conflict-of-interest trial.
Yesterday, Allen was selected to be a juror at the trial of the person who had committed fraud.
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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.
challenges of jurors
Questions raised of jurors by the judge, prosecutor, and/or defense attorney relating to their qualifications as impartial finders of fact; a determination of juror bias one way or another for or against the defendant.