verdict (plural verdicts)
- (law) A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
- The jury returned a "not guilty" verdict.
- 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619:
- Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability: […] it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
- An opinion or judgement.
- a "not out" verdict from the umpire
decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
opinion or judgement
- verdict in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- verdict in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- Alternative form of