Foreman of Grand Jury Law and Legal Definition

Foreman of grand jury is a member of the grand jury appointed by the court to act as such. A foreman of grand jury constitutes the organ through which a grand jury’s inquisitions and proceedings are reported to the court.

The functions of a foreman of grand jury are highly important, and it should clearly appear from the record that he has been designated by the court and sworn to act in this capacity. It is his return as foreman, which places the bill of indictment in possession of the court and appraises it that the grand jury have found it to be true. [Cody v. State, 4 Miss. 27, 29 (Miss. 1838)].