Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “jury”

See all translations

jury

noun [C]
 
 
/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.
→  See also grand jury
(Definition of jury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jury?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “jury”

Definitions of “jury” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More