American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Law The finding of a jury in a trial.
- n. An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion: the verdict of history.
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. In criminal causes the usual verdict is “guilty” or “not guilty”; in Scotland it may be “not proven.” In civil causes it is a verdict for the plaintiff or for the defendant, according to the fact. These are called
general verdicts. In some civil causes, when there is a doubt as to how the law ought to be applied to the facts, a special verdict is given finding and stating specific facts, and leaving the court to draw the proper conclusion. See jury.
- n. Pecision; judgment; opinion pronounced: as, the verdict of the public.
- n. law A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
- n. An opinion or judgement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced.
- n. (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
- Old French verdit, from veir ("true") + dit ("saying"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
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