- 1. a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest: "the jury returned a verdict of ‘not guilty.’"
1. : the usually unanimous finding or decision of a jury on one or more matters (as counts of an indictment or complaint) submitted to it in trial that ordinarily in civil actions is for the plaintiff or for the defendant and in criminal actions is guilty or not guilty compare judgment sense 1a. — compromise verdict.
an opinion or decision made after judging the facts that are given, especially one made at the end of a trial: The jury reached / returned a unanimous verdict of (not) guilty. Voters gave their verdict on the government's economic record last night by voting overwhelmingly for the opposition. See also open verdict UK specialized Fewer examples
verdict. noun [ C ] us / ˈvɝː.dɪkt / uk / ˈvɜː.dɪkt /. C2. an opinion or decision made after judging the facts that are given, especially one made at the end of a trial: The jury reached / returned a unanimous verdict of (not) guilty.
Definition of verdict 1 as in decision a position arrived at after consideration the marketing consultant's verdict was that we were doing just fine Synonyms & Similar Words Relevance decision opinion conclusion determination judgment judgement resolution diagnosis award ruling view sentence deliverance call decree finding instruction mandate
noun (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment synonyms: finding of fact see more noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration synonyms: conclusion, decision, determination see more VocabTrainer™ Think you know ember?
Britannica Dictionary definition of VERDICT [count] 1 law : the decision made by a jury in a trial The verdict was not guilty. The jury reached a guilty verdict. 2 : a judgment or opinion about something Do you want my verdict on the meal? The critic's verdict about the show was positive.
ver·dict 1. Law The decision of the jury after the trial of a case. 2. An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion: the verdict of history.
The formal decision or finding made by a jury concerning the questions submitted to it during a trial. The jury reports the verdict to the court, which generally accepts it. The decision of a jury is called a verdict.
In law, a verdict is the formal finding of fact made by a jury on matters or questions submitted to the jury by a judge. In a bench trial, the judge's decision near the end of the trial is simply referred to as a finding.
The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or military, committed to their trial and examination; decision; judgment; opinion pronounced. 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin.