Scotch verdict

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scotch verdict was in 1912

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“Scotch verdict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scotch%20verdict. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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