Jury (noun) – A group of laypeople under oath who hear evidence and adjudge its significance in law. The jury is a group of citizens who hear evidence and decide based upon it which outcome of some factual controversy is best supported by the evidence presented. In the United States the members of a jury are usually drawn from those citizens who are registered to vote, who are summoned by a state or federal official to serve for a brief time on a panel with other jurors. Jurors hear specific matters arising in law, about which they will listen to evidence and assess it, reaching a decision jointly, after which legal officials will issue various legal judgments and orders based upon their decision.
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