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[fawr-pur-suh n, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌpɜr sən, ˈfoʊr-/
a foreman or forewoman.
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See -person. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The jury foreperson told the judge the panel could not ultimately reach a verdict on the three remaining counts.
  • In general, the jury foreperson supervises the order and flow of business in the grand jury.
  • The foreperson shall have power to administer oaths and affirmations and shall sign all indictments.
  • From the persons selected to serve as grand jurors, the court shall appoint a foreperson.
  • Your foreperson should check the appropriate answer and sign and date the form.
  • The court will appoint one of the grand jurors to be the foreperson, or presiding officer, of the grand jury.
  • The court did not link the foreperson's lack of credibility with his failure to appear.
  • The foreperson has the ceremonial duty of acting as the jury's spokesperson.
  • One member of the grand jury is elected foreperson of the other jurors.
  • The jury's first task is to choose a foreperson that will monitor the deliberations and take the verdict into court.

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