Jury vs Remittitur - What's the difference?

jury | remittitur |


As nouns the difference between jury and remittitur

is that jury is jury while remittitur is (legal) the reduction by a judge of damages awarded by a jury.

jury

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) juree , from . (wikipedia jury)

Noun

(juries)
  • (legal) A group of individuals chosen from the general population to hear and decide a case in a court of law.
  • * "And so the jury' and he approached, as if this were a time of peace instead of one of the greatest world disturbances ever known in history, the question whether the prosecution had proved to the '''jury’s''' satisfaction that George Joseph Smith was guilty of murder. The '''jury''' were the shield which stood between him and death, unless, to the '''jury’s''' satisfaction, he was proved to be guilty. Yet while they were the shield of the man accused, they were also the Sword of the State; and if the man were proved guilty, they were the servants of the State to punish him. Their respective functions were these: he the judge, had to settle the law, and the '''jury''' must take the law from him. The ' jury were judges of fact."
  • 1952 : James Avery Joyce: Justice At Work'': (this edition Pan 1957) Page 92. commenting on'' R v Smith [1915] 84 LJKB 2153 (1914-15 All ER 262 CCA)
  • A group of judges in a competition.
  • Meronyms
    * juror
    Derived terms
    * grand jury * jury box * jury duty * jury panel * jury nullification * jury pool * jury trial * petit jury * the jury is still out
    Descendants
    * Portuguese:

    Verb

  • To judge by means of a jury.
  • Etymology 2

    Early 1600s. Perhaps ultimately from (etyl) ajurie, from (etyl) adjutare

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (nautical) For temporary use; applied to a temporary contrivance.
  • jury''' mast; '''jury rudder
    Derived terms
    * jurymast * jury-rig ----

    remittitur

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) The reduction by a judge of damages awarded by a jury.
  • See also

    * additur ----