verdict, finding of fact(noun)
(law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
An opinion or judgement.
Origin: Old French verdit, from veir + dit.
the answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause
decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be condemned by the verdict of the public
Origin: [OE. verdit, OF. verdit, veirdit, LL. verdictum, veredictum; L. vere truly (fr. verus true) + dictum a saying, a word, fr. dicere, dictum, to say. See Very, and Dictum.]
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. The term, from the Latin veredictum, literally means "to say the truth" and is derived from Middle English verdit, from Anglo-Norman: a compound of ver and dit.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ver′dikt, n. the finding of a jury on a trial: decision: opinion pronounced.—Open verdict, a verdict upon an inquest which finds that a crime has been committed without specifying the criminal; Special verdict, a verdict in which specific facts are found and put on the record. [O. Fr. verdit—Low L. veredictum—L. vere, truly, dictum, a saying.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'verdict' in Nouns Frequency: #2185
The numerical value of verdict in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of verdict in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.
All I know is that I don't trust police no more. No police. None, i can't recover from this. ...This verdict isn't real. This verdict is fake.
Of course, we value the verdict of the Serbian and Russian governments, but for me and many of my colleagues, what's important is the verdict of the people.
He accepts the verdict. For quite some time he has been preparing for the verdict with his father, some friends and his therapist. He has been focusing on rebuilding his life.
This is a defining moment for Cleveland as we look at this verdict, and we respond to that verdict, and we, as a city, move ahead in a way that will ensure that whatever the injustices may be will no longer happen again.
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- Urteil, GerichtsurteilGerman
- tuomio, lausuntoFinnish
- 평결, 판정Korean
- uitspraak, oordeelDutch
- вердикт, приговор, суждение, решениеRussian
- правомоћна пресуда, presuda, пресуда, pravomoćna presudaSerbo-Croatian
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