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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jury  \Ju"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Juries}.  [OF.  jur['e]e  an  assize,  fr 
  jurer  to  swear,  L.  jurare  jurari;  akin  to  jus,  juris,  right 
  law.  See  {Just},a.,  and  cf  {Jurat},  {Abjure}.] 
  1.  (Law)  A  body  of  men,  usually  twelve,  selected  according  to 
  law,  impaneled  and  sworn  to  inquire  into  and  try  any 
  matter  of  fact  and  to  render  their  true  verdict  according 
  to  the  evidence  legally  adduced.  See  {Grand  jury}  under 
  {Grand},  and  {Inquest}. 
 
  The  jury,  passing  on  the  prisoner's  life.  --  Shak. 
 
  2.  A  committee  for  determining  relative  merit  or  awarding 
  prizes  at  an  exhibition  or  competition;  as  the  art  jury 
  gave  him  the  first  prize. 
 
  {Jury  of  inquest},  a  coroner's  jury.  See  {Inquest}. 




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