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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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For their job descriptions, operational managers and forepersons should be given a clear set of expectations and, at the same time, should educate themselves.
Both management and working forepersons have no clue/care on how to accommodate or deploy the workforce to fulfil our public duties.