- An example of verdict is when you pass judgment on the dinner your friend made.
- An example of a verdict is when a judge or jury pronounces someone guilty or not guilty.
- Law the formal finding of a judge or jury on a matter submitted to them in a trial
- any decision or judgment
Origin of verdictMiddle English verdit ; from Anglo-French ; from Medieval Latin veredictum, true saying, verdict ; from Classical Latin vere, truly + dictum, a thing said: see very and amp; dictum
- Law The decision of the jury after the trial of a case.
- An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion: the verdict of history.
Origin of verdictMiddle English verdit, from Anglo-Norman : ver, true (from Latin v&emacron;rus; see w&emacron;r&schwa;-o- in Indo-European roots) + dit, speech (from Latin dictum, from neuter past participle of d&imacron;cere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots).
- (law) A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
- An opinion or judgement.
verdict - Legal Definition