—n. 1. a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them.
2. such a group selected according to law and sworn to inquire into or determine the facts concerning a cause or an accusation submitted to them and to render a verdict to a court. Cf. grand jury, petty jury. 3. a group of persons chosen to adjudge prizes, awards, etc., as in a competition.
4. the jury is still out, a decision, determination, or opinion has yet to be rendered: The jury is still out on the President's performance.
—v.t. to judge or evaluate by means of a jury: All entries will be juried by a panel of professionals.
Pronunciation: ( joor'ē),[key] —adj.Naut. makeshift or temporary, as for an emergency: a jury mast.