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jury

noun [C/U]  /ˈdʒʊr·i/ us  
a group of people who have been chosen to listen to the facts of a trial in a law court and to decide whether a person is guilty or not guilty, or whether a claim has been proved: [U] a trial by jury/a jury trial [C] My husband served on a jury in a criminal case a few months ago. A jury is also a group of people chosen to judge a competition: [C] The jury chose an unexpected winner for the literary prize.
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