late 14c. (attested from late 12c. in Anglo-L.), from Anglo-Fr. juree
(late 13c.), from M.L. jurata
"an oath, an inquest," fem. pp. of L. jurare
"to swear," from jus
) "law" (see jurist
). Grand jury
attested from early 15c. in Anglo-Fr. (le graund Jurre
). Meaning "body of persons chosen to award prizes at an exhibition" is from 1851.