• IPA: /ˈvɝ.dɪkt/

verdict (plural verdicts)

  1. (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.
  2. An opinion or judgement.
    a “not out” verdict from the umpire
Translations Translations
  • German: Urteil
  • Russian: сужде́ние
  • Spanish: fallo

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