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[joo r-er, -awr] /ˈdʒʊər ər, -ɔr/
one of a group of persons sworn to deliver a verdict in a case submitted to them; member of a jury.
one of the panel from which a jury is selected.
one of a group of people who judge a competition.
a person who has taken an oath or sworn allegiance.
Origin of juror
1250-1300; Middle English jurour < Anglo-French (compare Old French jureur), equivalent to Old French jur(er) to swear (< Latin jūrāre) + -our -or2
Can be confused
jurist, juror. Unabridged
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  • Once after one of his speeches in the prisoner's box, a juror shook hands with him, and thanked him for his instructive lecture.

  • The a priori opinion of that juror who smokes the worst cigars.

    A Book of Burlesques H. L. Mencken
  • If his wandering middle-aged eye wanted a tickling, why not choose an obvious pin-up type like the juror Dolores Acevedo?

  • The juror said he hadn't any feeling, and didn't know any of the parties.

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  • The Scottish juror declined to receive evidence but upon oath.

British Dictionary definitions for juror


a member of a jury
a person whose name is included on a panel from which a jury is selected
a person who takes an oath
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French jurour, from Old French jurer to take an oath, from Latin jūrāre
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Word Origin and History for juror

c.1300 (attested from late 12c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French jurour (late 13c.; Old French jureor), from Latin iuratorem (nominative iurator) "swearer," agent noun from iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)).

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