noun Etymology: Middle English verdit, verdict, from Anglo-French veirdit, from veir true (from Latin verus) + dit saying, dictum, from Latin dictum — more at very Date: 15th century 1. the finding or decision of a jury on the matter submitted to it in trial 2. opinion, judgment

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  • verdict — ver·dict / vər dikt/ n [alteration (partly conformed to Medieval Latin veredictum ) of Anglo French veirdit statement, finding, verdict, from Old French veir true (from Latin verus ) + dit saying, from Latin dictum] 1: the usu. unanimous finding… …   Law dictionary

  • verdict — [ vɛrdik(t) ] n. m. • 1669, à propos de l Angleterre; répandu 1790; mot angl., de l anglo norm. verdit (XIIIe), du lat. médiév. veredictum, proprt « véritablement dit » 1 ♦ Dr. Déclaration par laquelle la cour d assises répond, après délibération …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • verdict — ver‧dict [ˈvɜːdɪkt ǁ ˈvɜːr ] noun [countable] LAW an official decision made in a court of law or other organization that has authority: • It took 16 hours for the jurors to reach a verdict. • A civil court jury in Santa Monica, California issued… …   Financial and business terms

  • verdict — VERDÍCT, verdicte, s.n. 1. (În organizarea judecătorească a unor state) Răspuns dat de juraţi în legătură cu vinovăţia sau nevinovăţia unui acuzat şi pe baza căruia se pronunţă sentinţa; p. ext. sentinţa unei curţi cu juraţi; p. gener. sentinţă… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verdict — Logo Allgemeine Infor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • verdict — [vʉr′dikt] n. [ME verdit < Anglo Fr < ML veredictum, true saying, verdict < L vere, truly + dictum, a thing said: see VERY & DICTUM] 1. Law the formal finding of a judge or jury on a matter submitted to them in a trial 2. any decision or …   English World dictionary

  • Verdict — Verdict, s. Wahrspruch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Verdict — Verdict, lat. deutsch, Ausspruch, besonders der Geschwornen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • verdict — (n.) 1530s, from M.E. verdit (c.1300), a jury s decision in a case, from Anglo Fr. verdit (O.Fr. voirdit), from ver, veir true (see VERY (Cf. very)) + dit, pp. of dire to say (see DICTION (Cf. diction …   Etymology dictionary

  • verdict — [n] law judgment adjudication, answer, arbitrament, award, conclusion, decision, decree, deduction, determination, finding, opinion, ruling, sentence; concept 318 Ant. accusation …   New thesaurus

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