Scotch verdict
noun Date: 1912 1. a verdict of not proven that is allowed by Scottish criminal law in some cases instead of a verdict of not guilty 2. an inconclusive decision or pronouncement

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  • scotch verdict — noun Usage: usually capitalized S 1. : a verdict of not proven that is allowed by Scottish criminal law in some cases instead of a verdict of not guilty 2. : an inconclusive decision or pronouncement * * * 1. a verdict of not proven: acceptable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scotch verdict — Scotch′ ver′dict n. law (in Scottish criminal law) a verdict of not proven • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Scotch verdict — 1. a verdict of not proven: acceptable in certain cases in Scottish criminal law. 2. any inconclusive decision or declaration. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

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