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Jury-box

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Jury-box the place in which the jury sit during a trial
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. juré, sworn—jurer—L. jurāre, to swear.

Usage

In literature:

But what would twelve red-faced realities in a jury-box have done to Marlowe?
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Turning towards the jury-box, he enquired of the nearest occupant whether he had been found guilty of sedition.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
The jury came into the box with that feeling.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
A sad-faced man, with a heavy mustache combating his words, stood up in the jury-box and spoke.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
And then the deed was handed up into the jury-box, and the twelve jurymen all examined it.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
He simply ordered the box to be shown to the jury.
"...Or Your Money Back" by Gordon Randall Garrett
But, during these few moments, all eyes were on the jury box.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
The jury, without leaving the box, consulted together a short time, and brought in a verdict of guilty against Benjamin Ogle and Philip Maddox.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
The jury box was packed.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Mr. Nimble turning it into the jury-box like a flood.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
The judge charged briefly; and the jury, without retiring from the box, brought in a verdict for Hickman O'Reilly.
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Mr. Cole passes round behind jury box, reappears in far corner at left of Judge.
"Turns about Town" by Robert Cortes Holliday
The jury was briefly charged by the court and without leaving the box returned a verdict of not guilty.
"Sons and Fathers" by Harry Stillwell Edwards
She evidently did not see him, but was watching the jury-box, and listening to some remarks made to her from time to time by her uncle.
"Eli's Children" by George Manville Fenn
Neither am I the judge and jury to put you in the prisoner's box and try you.
"The Real Man" by Francis Lynde
The jury, with one voice, without rising from its box, would hold for a heavy fine.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
Who had ever heard of a witness in the jury-box?
"Between the Dark and the Daylight" by Richard Marsh
There would no longer be any difficulty in filling the Middlesex jury box with Tories.
"A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Let us imagine ourselves in the jury box, so that we may see the evidence from their standpoint.
"The Art of Cross-Examination" by Francis L. Wellman
Court adjourned that evening with the jury-box filled.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles
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In poetry:

The Jury pannel'd, box'd, and swore,
Were wiser than some were before--
Declar'd the thumps and tweaks he brought
Were not from "malice aforethought;"
A verdict gave for the defendant;
So they and I shall make an end on't.
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton

In news:

Joy Jo Headley, 34, of HC 60, Box 44, New Martinsville, received two indictments from the September grand jury.
TMI in the military, in the jury box and on the gridiron.
We're all at risk when some feel excluded from jury box .
All over the United States, recycling facilities process our boxes and jury summons letters, our beer and water bottles, our milk jugs and take-out containers.
TMI in the military, in the jury box and on the gridiron .
This is a picture of an empty jury box.
Unanimously, the Supreme Court overturned the death sentence conviction and said the decision was based on jury misconduct which in addition to the tweeting juror included one who fell asleep in the jury box.
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