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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jury  \Ju"ry\,  a.  [Etymol.  uncertain.]  (Naut.) 
  For  temporary  use  --  applied  to  a  temporary  contrivance. 
 
  {Jury  mast},  a  temporary  mast,  in  place  of  one  that  has  been 
  carried  away  or  broken. 
 
  {Jury  rudder},  a  rudder  constructed  for  temporary  use 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jury 
  n  1:  a  body  of  citizens  sworn  to  give  a  true  verdict  according  to 
  the  evidence  presented  in  a  court  of  law 
  2:  a  committee  appointed  to  judge  a  competition  [syn:  {panel}] 




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