verdict


verdict

noun

  1. Law. the finding or answer of a jury given to the court concerning a matter submitted to their judgment.
  2. a judgment; decision: the verdict of the critics.

noun

  1. the findings of a jury on the issues of fact submitted to it for examination and trial; judgment
  2. any decision, judgment, or conclusion
n.

1530s, from Middle English verdit (c.1300), “a jury’s decision in a case,” from Anglo-French verdit (Old French voirdit), from ver, veir “true” (see very) + dit, past participle of dire “to say” (see diction). Spelling influenced by Medieval Latin verdictum.

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