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English Dictionary: verdict by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
verdict
n
  1. (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
    Synonym(s): verdict, finding of fact
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Verdict \Ver"dict\, n. [OE. verdit, OF. verdit, veirdit, LL.
      verdictum, veredictum; L. vere truly (fr. verus true) +
      dictum a saying, a word, fr. dicere, dictum, to say. See
      {Very}, and {Dictum}.]
      1. (Law) The answer of a jury given to the court concerning
            any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal,
            committed to their examination and determination; the
            finding or decision of a jury on the matter legally
            submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.
  
      Note: The decision of a judge or referee, upon an issue of
               fact, is not called a verdict, but a finding, or a
               finding of fact. --Abbott.
  
      2. Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be
            condemned by the verdict of the public.
  
                     These were enormities condemned by the most natural
                     verdict of common humanity.               --South.
  
                     Two generations have since confirmed the verdict
                     which was pronounced on that night.   --Macaulay.
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