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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English verdit, from Old French verdit, from veir (true) + dit (saying).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɝ.dɪkt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

verdict (plural verdicts)

  1. (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.
  2. An opinion or judgement.
    a "not out" verdict from the umpire

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verdict m (plural verdicts)

  1. verdict

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

verdict

  1. Alternative form of verdit

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

verdict m (oblique plural verdicz or verdictz, nominative singular verdicz or verdictz, nominative plural verdict)

  1. Alternative form of verdit