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a verdict in criminal cases of “not proved,” rather than “not guilty”: allowed notably in Scotland
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Law A verdict permissible in certain criminal cases indicating only that guilt is not proven.
- An inconclusive judgment or pronouncement.