from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Law The finding of a jury in a trial.
- n. An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion: the verdict of history.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
- n. An opinion or judgement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law, the answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their trial and examination.
- n. Pecision; judgment; opinion pronounced: as, the verdict of the public.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
Middle English verdit, from Anglo-Norman : ver, true (from Latin vērus) + dit, speech (from Latin dictum, from neuter past participle of dīcere, to say).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French verdit, from veir ("true") + dit ("saying"). (Wiktionary)