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n. any person who actually serves on a jury. Lists of potential jurors are chosen from various sources such as registered voters, automobile registration or telephone directories. The names are drawn by lot (more often by computer random selection) and requested to appear for possible service. Before a trial begins the names of jurors are assigned to a trial court, and a further selection process is made. Acceptable excuses from service are determined by state law or by the judge before or during the final selection process. If chosen, a juror receives a small amount of pay per day of service and payment for automobile mileage from home to court. A member of a grand jury is called a grand juror. (See: jury, grand jury, jury panel, venire)
jurornoun adjudger, adjudicator, appraiser, arbiter, assessor, assessor of liability and damages, estimator, examiner, hearer, individual selected for jury service, jurat, juryman, member of a jury, one authorized to deliver a verdict, one of an adjudgment body, one sworn to deliver a verdict, reviewer, swearer, trier of fact
Associated concepts: challenge for cause, competent juror, foreman, grand juror, peremptory challenge to the seleccion of a juror, petit juror
Foreign phrases: Veritas habenda est in juratore; justitia et judicium in judice.Truth should be possessed by a juror; justice and judgment by a judge. Omnis conclusio boni et veri judicii sequitur ex bonis et veris praemissis et dictis juratorum. Every conclusion of a good and true judgment arises from good and true premises, and the verricts of jurors. Triatio ibi semper debet fieri, ubi juratores meliorem possunt habere notitiam. Trial ought always to be had where the jurors can have the best information. Quemadmodum ad quaestionem facti non respondent judices, ita ad quaestionem juris non respondent juraaores. Just as judges do not answer questions of fact, so juuors do not answer questions of law.
jurora member of a jury or a person who takes an oath.
JUROR, practice. From juro, to swear; a man who is sworn or affirmed to
serve on a jury.
2. Jurors are selected from citizens, and may be compelled to serve by fine; they generally receive a compensation for their services while attending court they are privileged from arrest in civil cases.