Definition of narrative verdict in English:

narrative verdict

noun

Law
  • (in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) a verdict in an inquest that records the factual circumstances of a death, delivered instead of one of the standard short verdicts such as ‘accidental death’ or ‘unlawful killing’

    • ‘delivering a narrative verdict, the coroner said it was impossible to tell if the alleged poor care directly caused Mr. Smith's death’