general verdict

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Noun1.general verdict - an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact
finding of fact, verdict - (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
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"
special verdict - a verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other
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In the middle of the room she paused, looking about her with a grave mouth and smiling eyes; and in that instant Newland Archer rejected the general verdict on her looks.
What's the general verdict and what mark out of 10 does Jones get for his first game?
The general verdict appears to be that the preservationists won that round.
The general verdict on CNBC's first (and now perhaps only) Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night was that it was a rolling calamity.
TFI Saturday was the general verdict after it finished, which at one stage it threatened never to do.
Historically, a general verdict on compensatory damages was considered appropriate, and that is the only form of verdict provided in the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure.
Ultimately, I argue that, because the general verdict with answers to written questions does not suffer from these paradoxes, it should be adopted in place of the special verdict.
In cases involving inconsistencies between a general verdict and a jury's answers to special interrogatories, (19) a court generally has three options: it may enter judgment based on the answers to the special interrogatories, resubmit the verdict to the jury for further consideration, or order a new trial.
Because the members are simply agreeing in a general verdict that
The report will also be seen as a more general verdict on the way the health service has been run in recent years, and the centralised, top-down, target-driven management style and culture that Nicholson has come to personify.
piersmorgan General verdict on your Dr Who appearance @Lord_Sugar is that you had the charisma of a Dalek and acting skills of a Tardis.
That rule provides: "[W]here there is no proper objection to the use of a general verdict, reversal is improper where no error is found as to one of two issues submitted to the jury on the basis that the appellant is unable to establish that he has been prejudiced.

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