Definition of special verdict in English:

special verdict

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noun

Law
  • 1A verdict that requires an answer to one or more specific detailed questions, with the application of the law left up to the judge.
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    • No application was made to the trial judge for a special verdict.
  • 1.1A verdict that an accused person is not guilty by reason of insanity.
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    • The acquittal will take the form of the special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity resulting in committal to a mental hospital.
    • The jury were asked to render a special verdict.
    • I have been asked several times whether I am in favour of a special verdict.

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