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  2  definitions  found 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  findings  of  a  jury  on  issues  of  fact  submitted  to  it  for 
  decision;  can  be  used  in  formulating  a  judgment  [syn:  {finding 
  of  fact}] 

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