- IPA: /ˈvɝ.dɪkt/
verdict (plural verdicts)
- (legal) A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
- The jury returned a “not guilty” verdict.
- 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
- Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a critical moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability: […] it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off.
- An opinion or judgement.
- a “not out” verdict from the umpire
- French: verdict
- German: Gerichtsurteil
- Italian: verdetto
- Portuguese: veredito
- Russian: пригово́р
- Spanish: veredicto, fallo