A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest
the coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure
A verdict given to the judge out of court.
A verdict of a coroner’s jury affirming the occurrence of a suspicious death but not specifying the cause
A verdict that requires an answer to one or more specific detailed questions, with the application of the law left up to the judge
A verdict agreed by all but one or two of the members of a jury
(In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) a verdict in an inquest that records the factual circumstances of a death, delivered instead of one of the standard short verdicts such as ‘accidental death’ or ‘unlawful killing’