noun \ˈvər-(ˌ)dikt\

law : the decision made by a jury in a trial

: a judgment or opinion about something

Full Definition of VERDICT

:  the finding or decision of a jury on the matter submitted to it in trial

Examples of VERDICT

  1. The verdict was not guilty.
  2. The jury reached a guilty verdict.
  3. Do you want my verdict on the meal?
  4. The critic's verdict about the show was positive.

Origin of VERDICT

Middle English verdit, verdict, from Anglo-French veirdit, from veir true (from Latin verus) + dit saying, dictum, from Latin dictum — more at very
First Known Use: 15th century

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