special verdict
special verdict see verdict

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

special verdict
The jury's decisions or findings of fact with the application of the law to those facts left up to the judge, who will then render the final verdict. This type of limited verdict is used when the legal issues to be applied are complex or require difficult computation.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

special verdict
n.
   the jury's decisions or findings of fact with the application of the law to those facts left up to the judge, who will then render the final verdict. This type of limited verdict is used when the legal issues to be applied are complex or require difficult computation.
   See also: specific finding

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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