foreman


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foreman

noun chairman of a jury, chief, commander, director, head, leader, manager of the jury, master, member of the jury, overseer, presiding juryman, superintendent, supervisor
Associated concepts: grand jury foreman, petit jury foreman, trial jury foreman
See also: chief, director, superintendent

foreman

the principal juror, male or female, who presides at the deliberations of a jury.
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He's probably down visiting with the foreman," said Meriem.
The grave-looking yeomen who composed this tribunal laid their heads together for a few minutes, without leaving the box, when the foreman arose, and, after the forms of the court were duly observed, he pronounced the prisoner to be “Not guilty.
Sometimes the foreman gave me an afternoon off on Saturdays, and though the days were long the work was not always constant, and was never very severe.
In the world-language of Barsoom she heard a man issuing instructions--so many were to pick usa, so many were to irrigate this field, so many to cultivate that, and so on, as a foreman lay out the day's work for his crew.
Mister Haggin" was the sound Jerry had always heard uttered by Bob, the clerk, and by Derby, the foreman on the plantation, when they addressed his master.
When they reached the end of the river span, Alexander nodded to the superintendent, who quietly gave an order to the foreman.
The inexorable necessities of business asserted their claims through the obedient medium of the foreman.
the voice of the foreman demanding three inches of wit and six lines
The foreman rose--a tall, bearded man of sixty, coarsely clad.
When I was promoted to foreman I got married, then the family came, and .
There ain't naught amiss with her rudder,' said the foreman.
I have known ambition, when cured at court by frequent disappointments (which are the only physic for it), to break out again in a contest for foreman of the grand jury at an assizes; and have heard of a man who had so far conquered avarice, as to give away many a sixpence, that comforted himself, at last, on his deathbed, by making a crafty and advantageous bargain concerning his ensuing funeral, with an undertaker who had married his only child.