Definition of verdict in English:

verdict

Pronunciation /ˈvərdikt/ /ˈvərdɪkt/

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noun

  • 1A decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

    ‘the jury returned a verdict of ‘not guilty.’’
    • ‘Yesterday the jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts after nearly seven hours of deliberation over two days.’
    • ‘Coroner Dr Roy Palmer recorded an accidental death verdict at the inquest on March 17.’
    • ‘The California court held that peer review evidence was inadmissible and upheld a jury verdict for the defendant.’
    • ‘His trial ended on June 21 with a jury verdict of manslaughter.’
    • ‘Wiltshire's deputy coroner William Bache delivered a verdict of accidental death.’
    • ‘Hearing the evidence, Mr Brooks delivered a verdict of accidental death.’
    • ‘But a High Court judge has indicated he will overturn the unlawful killing verdict.’
    • ‘In my view, a directed verdict of acquittal is clear-cut in these circumstances.’
    • ‘The motion for a directed verdict of acquittal on count two is dismissed.’
    • ‘The defence moves for a directed verdict of acquittal on count two.’
    • ‘The jury deliberated for more than 13 hours to reach a majority verdict.’
    • ‘A jury in the Supreme Court in Hobart reached its majority verdicts after deliberating for about three hours.’
    • ‘His statement comes five days before Libya's Supreme Court gives a final verdict on the appeal of the trial.’
    • ‘In our view, the use of handcuffs does not render the verdict unsafe.’
    • ‘The final verdicts in these cases will be delivered by the bureau very soon.’
    • ‘Calvi's widow Clara and son Carlo disputed the initial suicide verdict given by London City police.’
    • ‘He refuses even though he and his friends believe the court's verdict unjust.’
    • ‘However, he said that the body fully accepted the coroner's verdict.’
    • ‘Moreover the verdicts in the remaining cases are likely to follow a similar pattern.’
    • ‘He told them that their verdicts on all charges would have to be unanimous.’
    judgement, adjudication, adjudgement, decision, finding, ruling, resolution, pronouncement, decree, order, settlement, result, conclusion, opinion, prognosis, conviction, assumption, presumption
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    1. 1.1An opinion or judgment.
      ‘I'm anxious to know your verdict on me’
      • ‘Each competitor had to sing two numbers before the judges made their verdict.’
      • ‘The opinion poll will reveal the public's verdict on what level of council tax should be set for next year.’
      • ‘The gathering broke up and everyone said the verdict was a foregone conclusion.’
      • ‘Much of the verdict is now left up to the public, with the sale of tickets acting much like a ballot box.’
      • ‘Well, the public has spoken and given a clear verdict in the cat naming poll.’
      • ‘Naturally you would prefer a verdict in your favour, but it is better than losing, is it not?’

Origin

Middle English from Anglo-Norman French verdit, from Old French veir ‘true’ (from Latin verus) + dit (from Latin dictum ‘saying’).