open verdict


Definition of open verdict

British, law

  1. :  an official statement or decision saying that a crime has been committed but not naming a criminal, or saying that there has been a death but not naming the cause of death

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having no enclosing or confining barrier :  accessible on all or nearly all sides

    :  being in a position or adjustment to permit passage :  not shut or locked

    :  having a barrier (as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. :  to move (as a door) from a closed position

    :  to make available for entry or passage by turning back (as a barrier) or removing (as a cover or an obstruction)

    :  to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. :  opening

    :  open and unobstructed space: such as

    :  open air

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

    :  opinion, judgment

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