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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Occupations, Law
forewomanfore‧wom‧an /ˈfɔːˌwʊmən $ ˈfɔːr-/ noun (plural forewomen /-ˌwɪmɪn/) [countable]  1 BOSSWa female worker who is in charge of a group of other workers, especially in a factory2 SCTa woman who is the leader of a jury and announces their decision in court
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forewomanThe excused forewoman is a 55-year-old widow who works as a supervisor for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
From Longman Business Dictionaryforewomanfore‧wom‧an /ˈfɔːˌwʊmənˈfɔːr-/ noun (plural forewomen /-ˌwɪmɪn/) [countable]1MANUFACTURINGJOBa woman who is in charge of a group of workers, for example in a factorythe forewoman at a watch factory2LAWa woman who is the leader of a JURY (=the group of ordinary people who decide whether someone is guilty in some courts of law)The defendant stared expressionlessly as the forewoman of the six-man, six-woman jury announced the guilty verdict.
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