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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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22) The trial court denied the motion, and the Supreme Court of Arkansas affirmed on interlocutory appeal, reasoning that the forewoman was not "making a formal announcement of acquittal," so the pronouncement had no effect on the State's ability to retry the defendant.
the jury forewoman asked from her seat, and indeed she had, leaving the people in the courtroom to wait a few minutes longer, while the jury returned to their room to correct the mistake.
He added that the forewoman had disclosed her medical background during voir dire but said it would not affect her ability to be impartial.
The jury forewoman on a capital murder trial said this of a fellow juror who believed the defendant deserved to die, yet couldn't vote for death.
I think deciding the economic damages were fairly easy," said jury forewoman Paula Brown, according to the Examiner.
The forewoman of the grand jury, Hitchens avers, "admonished [Blumenthal] in the strongest terms at the end of his subsequent appearance, expressing the anger of her fellows at the misrepresentation he had offered to the cameras.
16) Within this sector, the largest firms had up to twenty apprentices and "improvers," a couple of trained shopwomen, sometimes a forewoman and generally two or three owner-partners, usually sisters.
The New York Times reporting the conviction of John Gotti on murder and racketeering charges in April had the verdict reported by a jury forewoman.
Sgt Hughes sobbed as the jury forewoman announced the verdict and as they filed out of court he thanked them.
As court proceeding came to a close Thursday, the jury forewoman said the members could not reach "a unanimous consensus on any" charges against Cosby.
20 pm, the jury forewoman stated that a majority verdict had been agreed.
Friends and family of the popular teenager, including best friend Courtney Bicker, grandfather John Galsworthy, uncle Sam Galsworthy, brother Daniel Watts, stepmother Anjie - Matthews's mother - father Darren Galsworthy and aunt Sarah Broom, sat in the public gallery wearing blue ribbons When the jury forewoman stood up to deliver the verdicts, the atmosphere in Courtroom 2 was tense with anticipation.