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"jury" in British English

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jurynoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˈdʒʊə.ri/  us   /ˈdʒʊr.i/
B2 a ​group of ​people who have been ​chosen to ​listen to all the ​facts in a ​trial in a ​lawcourt and to ​decide if a ​person is ​guilty or not ​guilty, or if a ​claim has been ​proved: members of the jury The jury has/have been ​unable to ​return a ​verdict (= ​reach a ​decision). Police ​officers aren't usually ​allowed to be/​sit/​serve on a jury.C1 a ​group of ​peoplechosen to ​decide the ​winner of a ​competition

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(Definition of jury from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jury" in American English

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jurynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdʒʊr·i/
a ​group of ​people who have been ​chosen to ​listen to the ​facts of a ​trial in a ​lawcourt 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 ​husbandserved on a jury in a ​criminalcase a few ​months ago. A jury is also a ​group of ​peoplechosen to ​judge a ​competition: [C] The jury ​chose an ​unexpectedwinner for the ​literaryprize.
(Definition of jury from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"jury" in Business English

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jurynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒʊəri/ (plural juries) LAW
( US also jury panel) a ​group of ​people who have been chosen to listen to the facts in a ​courtaction and decide whether a ​person is guilty or not guilty or whether a ​claim has been proved: He was flanked by two prison ​officers as he awaited the jury's ​verdict. Last ​year a California jury ​awarded $172m to ​staff who had been ​forced to ​work through ​mealbreaks.a jury acquits/convicts/deliberates The jury convicted seven of the men of ​conspiracy, but acquitted nine others. A ​series of suspicious ​phonecalls took ​place between the ​defendants, a jury heard yesterday.
the jury is out (on sth) used to say that ​people have not yet decided whether something is good or ​bad: The jury is still out on whether she is the ​rightperson to ​revive the company's ​fortunes.
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(Definition of jury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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