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jury room

a private room, adjacent to a courtroom, where a trial jury discusses a case and reaches its verdict.
Origin of jury room
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The request for a copy of the oath could signal that the harmony in the jury room has begun to fray.
  • In the jury room, she called for a hung jury so she could get back to her boyfriend.
  • And it goes back into the jury room with the evidence.
  • As deliberations drag on, partisanship might be the cause of friction in the jury room.
  • It makes for taut, absorbing, and compelling drama that reaches far beyond the close confines of its jury room setting.
  • Ultimately the verdict must be determined in the jury room, where at first the jurors are divided straight down gender lines.
  • Either all the action takes place in the jury room or moviegoers are kept completely in the dark about deliberations.
  • But none can guarantee that a judge will never be faced with a distressingly underpopulated jury room some fine morning.
  • The jury had been deliberating since last week, and had been in the jury room for much of the last three days.
  • First day jurors must sign in immediately upon entering the jury room.

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