- 1A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest: the jury returned a verdict of not guiltyMore example sentences
- Yesterday the jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts after nearly seven hours of deliberation over two days.
- Coroner Dr Roy Palmer recorded an accidental death verdict at the inquest on March 17.
- The California court held that peer review evidence was inadmissible and upheld a jury verdict for the defendant.
- 1.1An opinion or judgement: this seems a fair verdict on the tabloidsMore example sentences
- Each competitor had to sing two numbers before the judges made their verdict.
- The opinion poll will reveal the public's verdict on what level of council tax should be set for next year.
- The gathering broke up and everyone said the verdict was a foregone conclusion.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French verdit, from Old French veir 'true' (from Latin verus) + dit (from Latin dictum 'saying').