Ju"ry (?), a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Naut.

For temporary use; -- applied to a temporary contrivance.

Jury mast, a temporary mast, in place of one that has been carried away, or broken. -- Jury rudder, a rudder constructed for temporary use.

 

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Ju"ry (?), n.; pl. Juries (#). [OF. jur'ee an assize, fr. jurer to swear, L. jurare, jurari; akin to jus, juris, right, law. See Just,a., and cf. Jurat, Abjure.]

1. Law

A body of men, usually twelve, selected according to law, impaneled and sworn to inquire into and try any matter of fact, and to render their true verdict according to the evidence legally adduced. See Grand jury under Grand, and Inquest.

The jury, passing on the prisoner's life. Shak.

2.

A committee for determining relative merit or awarding prizes at an exhibition or competition; as, the art jury gave him the first prize.

Jury of inquest, a coroner's jury. See Inquest.

 

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