jury duty

  

Definition

Obligation of a citizen to serve on a jury when called. One of the highest duties of citizenship, it accrues from the constitutional right to be tried by a panel of one's peers and involves direct participation in the administration of justice. When summoned for a jury duty, a citizen must appear before the court or be tried for contempt of court.

Use jury duty in a sentence

  • As he showed up and sat in the courtroom for jury duty selection, it occurred to him that he had an excuse to depart as he was headed in for surgery tomorrow.

    8 people found this helpful    
  • You should be aware that from time to time someone on your staff may be called for jury duty and you must let them go.

    6 people found this helpful    
  • Sometimes one of your workers will get called for jury duty and you will need to let them have the days off they need.

    2 people found this helpful    
Show more usage examples...

Related Videos




http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/jury-duty.html

Have a question about jury duty? Ask for help in the
Community
Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z