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1 : occurring or succeeding by turns
2 : being an alternative [ juror]
n 1 : alternative
2 : one that substitutes for another [twelve jurors and three s]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.