JURY. A body of men selected according to law, for the purpose of deciding
To see a jury in your dream
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. In the old French law they
are called inquests or tourbes of ten men. 2 Loisel's Inst. 238, 246, 248.
3. Juries are either grand juries, (q.v.) or petit juries. The former
having been treated of elsewhere, it will only be necessary to consider the
latter. A petit jury consists of twelve citizens duly qualified to serve on
juries, impanelled and sworn to try one or more issues of facts submitted to
them, and to give a judgment respecting the same, which is called a verdict.
4. Each one of the citizens so impanelled and sworn is called a juror.
5. The constitution of the United States directs, that "the trial of
all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury;" and this
invaluable institution is also, secured by the several state constitutions.
The constitution of the United States also provides that in suits at common
law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right
of trial by jury shall be preserved. Amend. VII.
6. It is scarcely practicable to give the rules established in the
different states to secure impartial juries; it may, however, be stated that
in all, the selection of persons who are to serve on the jury is made by
disinterested officers, and that out of the lists thus made out, the jurors
are selected by lot.
, suggests that you are placed under scrutiny by others
. You feel that others are judging you and your actions
. To dream that you are part of a jury
, indicates that tend to past judgment on others