verdict


verdict
[[t]vɜ͟ː(r)dɪkt[/t]]
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1) N-COUNT In a court of law, the verdict is the decision that is given by the jury or judge at the end of a trial.

The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict...

Three judges will deliver their verdict in October.

2) N-COUNT: oft with poss, oft N on n Someone's verdict on something is their opinion of it, after thinking about it or investigating it.

The doctor's verdict was that he was entirely healthy...

The critics were too quick to give their verdict on us.


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  • verdict — [ vɛrdik(t) ] n. m. • 1669, à propos de l Angleterre; répandu 1790; mot angl., de l anglo norm. verdit (XIIIe), du lat. médiév. veredictum, proprt « véritablement dit » 1 ♦ Dr. Déclaration par laquelle la cour d assises répond, après délibération …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • verdict — ver‧dict [ˈvɜːdɪkt ǁ ˈvɜːr ] noun [countable] LAW an official decision made in a court of law or other organization that has authority: • It took 16 hours for the jurors to reach a verdict. • A civil court jury in Santa Monica, California issued… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Verdict — Ver dict, n. [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}.] 1. (Law) The answer of a jury given to the court concerning …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • verdict — [vʉr′dikt] n. [ME verdit < Anglo Fr < ML veredictum, true saying, verdict < L vere, truly + dictum, a thing said: see VERY & DICTUM] 1. Law the formal finding of a judge or jury on a matter submitted to them in a trial 2. any decision or …   English World dictionary

  • Verdict — Verdict, s. Wahrspruch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Verdict — Verdict, lat. deutsch, Ausspruch, besonders der Geschwornen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • verdict — (n.) 1530s, from M.E. verdit (c.1300), a jury s decision in a case, from Anglo Fr. verdit (O.Fr. voirdit), from ver, veir true (see VERY (Cf. very)) + dit, pp. of dire to say (see DICTION (Cf. diction …   Etymology dictionary

  • verdict — [n] law judgment adjudication, answer, arbitrament, award, conclusion, decision, decree, deduction, determination, finding, opinion, ruling, sentence; concept 318 Ant. accusation …   New thesaurus