Definition of majority verdict in English:
A verdict agreed by all but one or two of the members of a jury.
- Yesterday at Salisbury Crown Court the jury returned a majority verdict of guilty.
- But after three hours, the jury returned a majority verdict of 11 to one and found the father-of-one guilty.
- After a five-day trial, the jury convicted Tyrrell and Smyth by a majority verdict after a four-hour retirement.
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