Scotch verdict

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Definition of Scotch verdict 

1 : a verdict of not proven that is allowed by Scottish criminal law in some cases instead of a verdict of not guilty

2 : an inconclusive decision or pronouncement

First Known Use of Scotch verdict

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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