alternate juror

Definition of "alternate juror"
  1. A jury member who hears the entire case but only participates in the decision-making if a regular juror cannot continue
How to use "alternate juror" in a sentence
  1. An alternate juror was promoted when one of the regular jurors fell ill during trial.
  2. He served as an alternate juror, ready to fill in if any juror couldn't perform their duty.
  3. In the extensively long trial, an alternate juror had to step in to offset a juror's sudden absence.

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