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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 law court 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.

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"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 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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"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 court action 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 meal breaks.a jury acquits/convicts/deliberates The jury convicted seven of the men of conspiracy, but acquitted nine others. A series of suspicious phone calls 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 right person 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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