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Array

The entire group of jurors selected for a trial from which a smaller group is subsequently chosen to form a petit jury or a Grand Jury; the list of potential jurors.

Virtually all states have enacted statutes delineating requirements for jury service. In most states, convicted felons and insane persons cannot be jurors. Professional persons such as judicial and government officials, lawyers, ministers, and medical personnel may be exempted by statute from jury service.

As a general rule, a group of local officials acting within the statutory framework select the persons who will make up the array.

array

(Jury), noun body of jurors, good men and true, jurors, jurymen, panel, trier, trier of the facts
Associated concepts: challenge to the array, jury panel, venire

array

(Order), noun arrangement, assemblage, collocation, composition, comprehensiveness, course, design, display, disposition, disposure, due order, fixed order, formation, gamut, good order, gradation, layout, logical order, marshaling, method, methodology, multiplicity, multitude, organization, parade, pattern, perspective, placing, progression, range of choices, range of view, regularity, rule, schematic arrangement, scope, sequence, series, show, sight, state of order, strict order, subordination, systematization, unbroken order, uniformity

array

verb accouter, arrange, attire, deploy, display, dispose, draw up, enhance, enrich, file, fix, group, marshal, orchestrate, order, rank, sequence, set in order, sort
See also: arrange, arrangement, assemblage, band, chain, clothe, collection, composition, conglomeration, disposition, distribute, embellish, file, fix, form, formation, jury, marshal, order, selection, sequence, sort

array

a panel of jurors; to draw up a panel of jurors.

ARRAY, practice. The whole body of jurors summoned to attend a court, as they are arrayed or arranged on the panel. Vide Challenges, and Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.; 1 Chit. Cr. Law, 536; Com. Dig. Challenge, B.

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In another place was a vast array of idols--Polynesian, Mexican, Grecian, Phoenician, every country on earth I should think.
The son of Tydeus, Ulysses, and Agamemnon, wounded though they were, set the others in array, and went about everywhere effecting the exchanges of armour; the most valiant took the best armour, and gave the worse to the worse man.
Reconnoitering them with the aid of glasses, they perceived that they were all in warlike array, painted and decorated for battle.
The sight of these presents mollified the chieftain, who had, doubtless, been previously rendered considerate by the resolute conduct of the white men, the judicious disposition of their little armament, the completeness of their equipments, and the compact array of battle which they presented.
With feet firmly planted, their sleeves rolled back to give free play to their muscles, their long yellow bow-staves in their left hands, and their quivers slung to the front, they had waited in the four-deep harrow formation which gave strength to their array, and yet permitted every man to draw his arrow freely without harm to those in front.
Then the front ranks began to surge slowly forward, to trot, to canter, to gallop, and in an instant the whole vast array was hurtling onward, line after line, the air full of the thunder of their cries, the ground shaking with the beat of their hoots, the valley choked with the rushing torrent of steel, topped by the waving plumes, the slanting spears and the fluttering banderoles.
The vanguard halted a long bow shot from the hill, and with waving spears and vaunting shouts challenged their enemies to come forth, while two cavaliers, pricking forward from the glittering ranks, walked their horses slowly between the two arrays with targets braced and lances in rest like the challengers in a tourney.
adorned with all the charms in which nature can array her; bedecked with beauty, youth, sprightliness, innocence, modesty, and tenderness, breathing sweetness from her rosy lips, and darting brightness from her sparkling eyes, the lovely Sophia comes!
Every man who knows to the minutest details all the complexity of the conditions surrounding him, cannot help imagining that the complexity of these conditions, and the difficulty of making them clear, is something exceptional and personal, peculiar to himself, and never supposes that others are surrounded by just as complicated an array of personal affairs as he is.
Intel has begun shipping its RAID 6 I/O accelerator processors, and disk array and controller suppliers are delivering RAID 6 capable PCI-Express controllers.
On a sunny day, the two fixed-angle solar arrays and one single-axis sun-tracking array can produce up to five kilowatts of direct current power, which is equivalent to powering two or three average California homes.
Array Networks announced recently significant enhancements to its integrated traffic management product lines, Array TM and Array TM-C.