Definition of Verdict:

  1. Official decision of a jury in a civil or criminal trial, as reported to and accepted by the court. In most cases, the jury must reach a unanimous decision but in certain circumstances a majority decision is acceptable. If the jury cannot reach a decision, they are discharged and a new trial (with a new selection of jurors) is ordered by the judge.

  2. A decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

Synonyms of Verdict

Judgement, Adjudication, Adjudgement, Decision, Finding, Ruling, Resolution, Pronouncement, Decree, Order, Settlement, Result, Conclusion, Opinion, Prognosis, Conviction, Assumption, Presumption, Acquittal, Action, Award, Condemnation, Consideration, Decision, Decree, Deliverance, Determination, Diagnosis, Dictum, Doom, Finding, Judgment, Landmark decision, Order, Penalty, Precedent, Prognosis, Pronouncement, Resolution, Ruling, Sentence

How to use Verdict in a sentence?

  1. The jury returned a verdict of ‘not guilty.’.

Meaning of Verdict & Verdict Definition