Scotch verdict definition by Webster's New World
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a verdict in criminal cases of “not proved,” rather than “not guilty”: allowed notably in Scotland
Scotch verdict definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Law A verdict permissible in certain criminal cases indicating only that guilt is not proven.
- An inconclusive judgment or pronouncement.