sealed verdict
n.
A verdict placed in a sealed envelope by a jury if the court is not in session when the jury reaches a decision, which it presents to the court when it reconvenes.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


sealed verdict
The decision of a jury when there is a delay in announcing the result, such as when court is not in session. The verdict is kept in a sealed envelope until handed to the judge when court reconvenes.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


sealed verdict
A decision reached by the jury when the court is not in session, which is placed in a closed envelope by the jurors, who then separate.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


sealed verdict
A decision reached by the jury when the court is not in session, which is placed in a closed envelope by the jurors, who then separate.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

sealed verdict
n.
   the decision of a jury when there is a delay in announcing the result, such as waiting for the judge, the parties and the attorneys to come back to court. The verdict is kept in a sealed envelope until handed to the judge when court reconvenes.
   See also: jury, verdict

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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