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jury2

[joo r-ee] /ˈdʒʊər i/
adjective, Nautical
1.
makeshift or temporary, as for an emergency:
a jury mast.
Origin
late Middle English
1610-1620
1610-20; compare jury mast (early 17th century), of obscure origin; perhaps to be identified with late Middle English i(u)were help, aid, aphetic form of Old French ajurie, derivative of aidier to aid, with -rie -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for jurier

jury1

/ˈdʒʊərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a group of, usually twelve, people sworn to deliver a true verdict according to the evidence upon a case presented in a court of law See also grand jury, petit jury
2.
a body of persons appointed to judge a competition and award prizes
3.
(informal) the jury is still out, it has not yet been decided or agreed on
Word Origin
C14: from Old French juree, from jurer to swear; see juror

jury2

/ˈdʒʊərɪ/
adjective
1.
(mainly nautical) (in combination) makeshift: jury-rigged
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for jurier

jury

n.

early 14c. (attested from late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French juree (late 13c.), from Medieval Latin iurata "an oath, an inquest," fem. past participle of Latin iurare "to swear," from ius (genitive iuris) "law" (see jurist). Meaning "body of persons chosen to award prizes at an exhibition" is from 1851. Grand jury attested from early 15c. in Anglo-French (le graund Jurre).

adj.

"temporary," 1610s, in jury-mast, a nautical term for a temporary mast put in place of one broken or blown away, of uncertain origin. The word perhaps is ultimately from Old French ajurie "help, relief," from Latin adjutare (see aid (n.)).

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