verdict

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Etymology[edit]

Old French verdit, from veir (true) + dit (saying).

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verdict (plural verdicts)

  1. (law) A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
    a "not guilty" verdict
    • 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, Prologue:
      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 of the umpire

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Noun[edit]

verdict m (oblique plural verdicz or verdictz, nominative singular verdicz or verdictz, nominative plural verdict)

  1. Alternative form of verdit