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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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  • In the jury-room all arguments for and against the stand taken by the unshaken eight seemed exhausted.

    The Statesmen Snowbound Robert Fitzgerald
  • In my judgment you should settle that the first thing when you go to the jury-room.

  • Nekhludoff thanked the usher, who seemed to him particularly pitiful to-day, and went into the jury-room.

    The Awakening Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • "The safe will be removed to the jury-room later for inspection," said Badger.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • As Nekhludoff was approaching the jury-room his fellow jurors were coming out, repairing to the court-room.

    The Awakening Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • In the jury-room they can show them what's what; that is where they know their chance is coming.

    The Man in Court Frederic DeWitt Wells
  • More and more perturbed, as the climax approached, Mr. Peaslee took his place in the jury-room, and sat there with unhearing ears.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • Nekhludoff walked into the jury-room and took a seat near the window.

    The Awakening Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • The scene in the jury-room where the inquest was held on the Tuesday night was of the most affecting description.

  • Those were reluctant feet which dragged Mr. Peaslee the next morning to the jury-room.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson

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