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1. The chair and spokesperson for a jury: "A jury gives no reasons for its decision; it reaches a collective result, announced by the foreperson" (Hiller B. Zobel).
2. The leader of a work crew, as in a factory.


(ˈfɔrˌpɜr sən, ˈfoʊr-)

a foreman or forewoman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreperson - the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf
foreman - a man who is foreperson of a jury
forelady, forewoman - a woman who is foreperson of a jury
juror, juryman, jurywoman - someone who serves (or waits to be called to serve) on a jury


Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
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The sentence was appealed on the grounds that the jury foreperson was biased and that the Judge had allowed prejudicial evidence from witnesses for the prosecution while excluding testimony from defense witnesses.
In 1968, Marty started working for The College of the Holy Cross as a custodian and was promoted to working foreperson in 1970.
Mr Justice Weir told the jury that as the Crown was offering no evidence against the former policemen, he was directing the foreperson to return a "not guilty" verdict on behalf of both men.
When you go to the jury room, the first thing you should do is choose a presiding juror to act as a foreperson during your deliberations.
In an interview with The Washington Post after the trial ended, the foreperson of the jury said, "There was no doubt in anyone's mind that these acts were committed.
With experience, you could be promoted to foreperson or supervisor, and work your way up to superintendent or operations manager.
The remaining kit supplied by Krones was manufactured ouse "Our lines are usually given a U-shaped layout", explains Bernhard Ran, Foreperson in the filling and packaging hall.
The trial court specifically asked the foreperson if, in accordance with the court's instructions, which count the jury considered first and the foreperson responded "Count 2.
The facts were that on voir dire the jury foreperson, a nurse, assured the court she would not allow her expertise and experience as a nurse to override the evidence presented during the trial.
The jury will begin jury deliberations, after a foreperson is chosen.
Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Gonzalez Rogers served Alameda County as a pro tem judge from 2007 to 2008 and as a member of the civil grand jury from 2005 to 2007, serving as foreperson from 2006 to 2007.