Open verdict
Open verdict Open verdict (Law) A verdict on a preliminary investigation, finding the fact of a crime but not stating the criminal, or finding the fact of a violent death without disclosing the cause. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • open verdict — n an official decision in a British court saying that the exact cause of someone s death is not known ▪ The jury returned an open verdict. ▪ He said there was some doubt over the way Grant had died, and recorded an open verdict …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • open verdict — See verdict. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • open verdict — ► NOUN Law ▪ a verdict of a coroner s jury affirming that a suspicious death has occurred but not specifying the cause …   English terms dictionary

  • open verdict — noun count BRITISH LEGAL a court s decision stating that the cause of someone s death is officially not known …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Open verdict — The Open verdict is an option open to a Coroner s jury at an Inquest in the legal system of England and Wales. The verdict strictly means that the jury confirms that the death is suspicious but is unable to reach any of the other verdicts open to …   Wikipedia

  • open verdict — noun : a verdict on a preliminary investigation finding the fact of a crime but not stating the criminal or finding the fact of a violent death without disclosing the cause * * * noun, pl ⋯ dicts [count] Brit law : an official statement or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open verdict — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms open verdict : singular open verdict plural open verdicts legal British a court s decision stating that the cause of someone s death is officially not known …   English dictionary

  • open verdict — noun (C) a decision of a jury (1) in a British court that the cause of someone s death is not known: Johnson returned an open verdict …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • open verdict — noun Law a verdict of a coroner s jury affirming the occurrence of a suspicious death but not specifying the cause …   English new terms dictionary

  • open verdict — /oʊpən ˈvɜdɪkt/ (say ohpuhn verdikt) noun → open finding …   Australian English dictionary

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