- Law. the finding or answer of a jury given to the court concerning a matter submitted to their judgment.
- a judgment; decision: the verdict of the critics.
- the findings of a jury on the issues of fact submitted to it for examination and trial; judgment
- any decision, judgment, or conclusion
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.