Simple Definition of verdict
law : the decision made by a jury in a trial
: a judgment or opinion about something
Examples of verdict
The verdict was not guilty.
The jury reached a guilty verdict.
Do you want my verdict on the meal?
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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Word Root of verdict
The Latin word vērus, meaning “true,” gives us the root ver. Words from the Latin vērus have something to do with the truth. To verify is to prove that something is true. A verdict is the judgment of truth that a jury reaches in a court. Very is another way of saying “truly,” as in “very good.”
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