Definitions for verdictˈvɜr dɪkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•dictˈvɜr dɪkt(n.)

  1. the finding of a jury in a matter submitted to their judgment.

    Category: Law

  2. any judgment or decision.

Origin of verdict:

1250–1300; ME verdi(c)t < AF < ML vērēdictum lit., something said truly; see very , diction

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. verdict(noun)ˈvɜr dɪkt

    a judgment made by a jury in a court of law

    The jury has reached a verdict.; a guilty verdict

  2. verdictˈvɜr dɪkt

    a decision or opinion

    We'd like to hear your verdict on tonight's show.


  1. verdict(Noun)

    A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

  2. verdict(Noun)

    An opinion or judgement.

  3. Origin: Old French verdit, from veir + dit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verdict(noun)

    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

  2. Verdict(noun)

    decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be condemned by the verdict of the public


  1. Verdict

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'verdict' in Nouns Frequency: #2185

Translations for verdict

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the decision of a jury at the end of a trial

The jury brought in a verdict of guilty.

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