A period of time during which a person is obliged to be a member of a panel of people who may be called as members of one or more juries.
I can't come to work next week as I am on jury duty and I can't get out of it.
If you think jury duty is so great, why don't you go in my place?
That would take some research by Fred and his stalwarts, if Dean could figure a way to distance that investigation from Fred's court-dictated jury duty restrictions.
Fred O'Connor—my stepfather—was called for jury duty.
When he joined the Deans in the bakery-smelling kitchen, any apparent distress over his pending jury duty had vanished like a last piece of pie, replaced with jokes about grand-fatherhood and changing diapers.
His jury duty was scheduled for the next day, although he gave no further indication of concern since Martha's bones were occupying his interest.