partial verdict
partial verdict see verdict

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

partial verdict
In a criminal trial in which the defendant is charged with more than one crime, the jury's verdict that the defendant is guilty of one or more of the charges,but not guilty of the others.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

partial verdict
n.
   in a criminal trial, the result when the jury finds the defendant guilty of one or more charges but not guilty (or deadlocks) on one or more other charges.
   See also: verdict

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Partial verdict — A partial verdict, in criminal law, is when the jury finds the defendant guilty (or acquits him, or both on different counts) on one or more, but not all, of the counts against him. [http://legal dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/partial+verdict]… …   Wikipedia

  • partial verdict — noun (criminal law) a finding that the defendant is guilty of some charges but innocent of others • Topics: ↑criminal law • Hypernyms: ↑verdict, ↑finding of fact * * * noun 1. : a verdict finding the accused guilty of only …   Useful english dictionary

  • partial verdict — A verdict in a criminal case prosecuted under an indictment containing several counts, wherein the accused is found guilty on some of the counts, without mention of the remaining counts. Jolly v United States, 170 US 402, 42 L Ed 1085, 18 S Ct… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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 — From the Latin veredictum, a true declaration. Clark v. State, 170 Tenn. 494, 499, 97 S.W.2d 644, 646. The formal decision or finding made by a jury, impaneled and sworn for the trial of a cause, and reported to the court (and accepted by it),… …   Black's law dictionary

  • partial — adj. & n. adj. 1 not complete; forming only part (a partial success). 2 biased, unfair. 3 (foll. by to) having a liking for. n. Mus. any of the constituents of a musical sound. Phrases and idioms: partial eclipse an eclipse in which only part of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • partial — Relating to or constituting a part; not complete; not entire or universal; not general or total. United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. v. Baker, Tex.Civ. App., 65 S.W.2d 344, 346 @ partial account An account of an executor, administrator,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • verdict, partial — n. A verdict that finds a criminal defendant guilty of one or more charges and innocent of the others. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • verdict — [13] A verdict is etymologically a ‘true saying’. The word was borrowed from verdit, the Anglo Norman variant of Old French veirdit. This was a compound term formed from veir ‘true’ (a descendant of Latin vērum and relative of English very) and… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • verdict — [13] A verdict is etymologically a ‘true saying’. The word was borrowed from verdit, the Anglo Norman variant of Old French veirdit. This was a compound term formed from veir ‘true’ (a descendant of Latin vērum and relative of English very) and… …   Word origins

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