(A) The group of people who are selected and empaneled to render a decision (or verdict) based upon the facts of a case. The number of jurors (traditionally 12) and whether a verdict must be in the plural or unanimous depends upon the type of case and the court. (B) A body of men selected according to law, for the purpose of deciding some controversy. 2. This mode of trial by jury was adopted soon after the conquest of England, by William, and was fully established for the trial of civil suits in the reign of Henry II. Crabb’s C. L. 50, 61.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
In practice. A certain number of men, selected according to law, and sworn (jurati) to inquire of certain matters of fact and declare the truth upon evidence to be laid before them. This definition embraces the various subdivisions of juries; as grand jury, petit fury, common jury, special fury, coroner’s jury, sheriffs jury, (q. v.)
A jury is a body of men temporarily selected from the citizens of a particular district and invested with power to present or Indict a person for a public offense, or to try a question of fact. Code Civil Proc. Cal