Verdict

Definition of Verdict

Ver´dict
n.1.(Law) The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.
2.Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be condemned by the verdict of the public.
These were enormities condemned by the most natural verdict of common humanity.
- South.
Two generations have since confirmed the verdict which was pronounced on that night.
- Macaulay.

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acquittal, action, award, condemnation, consideration, decision, decree, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, dictum, doom, landmark decision, order, penalty, precedent, prognosis, pronouncement, resolution, ruling, sentence
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