Scotch verdict

noun

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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“Scotch verdict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scotch%20verdict. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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