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ver·dict

 (vûr′dĭkt)
n.
1. Law The decision of the jury after the trial of a case.
2. An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion: the verdict of history.

[Middle English verdit, from Anglo-Norman : ver, true (from Latin vērus; see wērə-o- in Indo-European roots) + dit, speech (from Latin dictum, from neuter past participle of dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots).]

verdict

(ˈvɜːdɪkt)
n
1. (Law) the findings of a jury on the issues of fact submitted to it for examination and trial; judgment
2. any decision, judgment, or conclusion
[C13: from Medieval Latin vērdictum, from Latin vērē dictum truly spoken, from vērus true + dīcere to say]

ver•dict

(ˈvɜr dɪkt)

n.
1. the finding of a jury in a matter submitted to their judgment.
2. any judgment or decision.
[1250–1300; Middle English verdi(c)t < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin vērēdictum literally, something said truly; see very, diction]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verdict - (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decisionverdict - (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
finding - the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
compromise verdict - a verdict resulting from improper compromises between jurors on material issues
directed verdict - a verdict entered by the court in a jury trial without consideration by the jury; "there cannot be a directed verdict of guilty in a criminal trial"
false verdict - a manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence
general verdict - an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact
partial verdict - (criminal law) a finding that the defendant is guilty of some charges but innocent of others
special verdict - a verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

verdict

noun decision, finding, judgment, opinion, sentence, conclusion, conviction, adjudication, pronouncement The jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict.
Translations
حُكْمحُكْم المُحَلَّفينحُكْم، قَرار
výrokverdikt
kendelseafgørelsedom
lausuntooikeuden päätöstuomio
presuda
niîurstaîa, dómurúrskurîur
評決
평결판정
sprendimasverdiktas
lēmumsspriedums
verdiktvýrok
sodba
utslag
คำตัดสินของคณะลูกขุน
lời tuyên án

verdict

[ˈvɜːdɪkt] N (Jur) (= judgment) → veredicto m, fallo m; [of judge] → sentencia f (fig) → opinión f, juicio m
verdict of guilty/not guiltyveredicto m de culpabilidad/inocencia
to bring in or return a verdict (Jur) → emitir or pronunciar un veredicto, emitir un fallo
the inquest recorded an open verdictlas pesquisas judiciales no determinaban las causas del fallecimiento
to give one's verdict (on sb/sth)dar un veredicto (sobre algn/algo), dar su juicio or opinión (sobre algn/algo)
what's your verdict?¿qué opinas de esto?
his verdict on the wine was unfavourabledio un juicio desfavorable sobre el vino

verdict

[ˈvɜːrdɪkt] n
(LAW) [jury] → verdict m
a verdict of guilty → un verdict de culpabilité
a verdict of not guilty → un verdict de non-culpabilité
to return a verdict → rendre un verdict
(= opinion) → verdict m
a verdict on sth → un verdict sur qch
What's your verdict on the new uniform? → Quel est votre verdict sur le nouvel uniforme?

verdict

n
(Jur) → Urteil nt; a verdict of guilty/not guiltyein Schuldspruch m/Freispruch m; what’s the verdict?wie lautet das Urteil? ? bring in, return
(of doctor, critic etc)Urteil nt; (of electors)Entscheidung f, → Votum nt; what’s your verdict on this wine?wie beurteilst du diesen Wein?; to give one’s verdict about or on somethingsein Urteil über etw (acc)abgeben

verdict

[ˈvɜːdɪkt] n (Law) → verdetto, sentenza; (opinion) → giudizio, parere m
verdict of guilty/not guilty → verdetto di colpevolezza/non colpevolezza
his verdict on the wine was unfavourable → ha dato un giudizio sfavorevole sul vino

verdict

(ˈvəːdikt) noun
1. the decision of a jury at the end of a trial. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty.
2. an opinion or decision reached after consideration. The competitors are still waiting for the verdict of the judges.

verdict

حُكْم výrok kendelse Urteil ετυμηγορία veredicto oikeuden päätös verdict presuda verdetto 評決 평결 uitspraak kjennelse werdykt veredicto, veredito вердикт utslag คำตัดสินของคณะลูกขุน jüri kararı lời tuyên án 裁决

verdict

n. veredicto, fallo.
References in classic literature ?
The coroner's jury sat upon the corpse, and, like sensible men, returned an unassailable verdict of "Sudden Death
It could have betokened nothing short of the anticipated execution of some rioted culprit, on whom the sentence of a legal tribunal had but confirmed the verdict of public sentiment.
One thinks Heidelberg by day--with its surroundings-- is the last possibility of the beautiful; but when he sees Heidelberg by night, a fallen Milky Way, with that glittering railway constellation pinned to the border, he requires time to consider upon the verdict.
That first day's verdict made him a fool, and he was not able to get it set aside, or even modified.
Then the jury'll twaddle and twaddle and twaddle, and finally they'll fetch in a verdict that he got shot or stuck or busted over the head with something, and come to his death by the inspiration of God.
Don't be a moment behind them, for I want you to take the verdict back to the bank.
In this cozy state of mind we came to the verdict Wilful Murder.
He opined that things would come right as soon as both parties grew more sensible; and, as to which of them was, in fault, his verdict was, six of one and half a dozen of the other.
I refer the matter to an umpire, and shall expect you to submit to his verdict.
Who would be willing to stake his life and his estate upon the verdict of a jury acting under the auspices of judges who had predetermined his guilt?
Before long public opinion was against her; for society accepts the verdict an independent woman renders on herself by not marrying, either through losing suitors or rejecting them.
Have pity on me, then, and ask for me, not intelligence, but a trial; not pardon, but a verdict -- a trial, sir, I ask only for a trial; that, surely, cannot be denied to one who is accused