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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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