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Meaning of VERDICT

Pronunciation:  'vurdikt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment

VERDICT is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: finding of fact
 See Also: compromise verdict, directed verdict, false verdict, finding, general verdict, partial verdict, special verdict



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
   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.

Note: The decision of a judge or referee, upon an issue of
      fact, is not called a verdict, but a finding, or a
      finding of fact. --Abbott.

2. Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be
   condemned by the verdict of the public.

         These were enormities condemned by the most natural
         verdict of common humanity.           --South.

         Two generations have since confirmed the verdict
         which was pronounced on that night.   --Macaulay.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing a verdict in your dream indicates that you are afraid of the truth. You may also fear being judged and criticized for your actions.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A conclusion, as to fact or law, that forms the basis for the court's judgment. (See directed verdict.)