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
Return a verdict of death.
This verdict could create more hate and frustration.
I have to admit that I did not expect such a verdict.
We're pleased with the verdict. The case presented complex legal issues.
The defense is raising every issue they can to try to deal with this verdict.
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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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