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  • 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 — n. 1) to arrive at, reach a verdict 2) to announce; bring in, deliver, hand down, render, return a verdict 3) to sustain ( uphold ) a verdict (the higher court sustained the verdict) 4) to overturn, quash, set aside a verdict 5) to appeal a… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • verdict */*/ — UK [ˈvɜː(r)dɪkt] / US [ˈvɜrdɪkt] noun [countable] Word forms verdict : singular verdict plural verdicts 1) a) an official judgment made in a court a unanimous verdict record a verdict: A verdict of accidental death was recorded. reach a verdict:… …   English dictionary

  • reach — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 distance over which you can stretch, travel, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ Gorillas have a very long reach. VERB + REACH ▪ have PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • verdict — ver|dict [ vɜrdıkt ] noun count ** an official judgment made in a court about whether someone is guilty of a crime: a unanimous verdict reach a verdict: The jury took 16 hours to reach a verdict. return/deliver a verdict (=say whether someone is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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

  • verdict — noun (C) 1 an official decision made by a jury in a court of law about whether someone is guilty or not guilty of a crime: a majority verdict of 10 to 2 | return a verdict formal (=give a verdict) | reach a verdict (=make a decision): After a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reach — reach1 W1S1 [ri:tʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(development)¦ 2¦(rate/amount)¦ 3¦(succeed)¦ 4¦(touch)¦ 5¦(length/height)¦ 6¦(arrive)¦ 7¦(speak to somebody)¦ 8¦(be seen/heard)¦ 9¦(information)¦ 10¦(communicate)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • verdict*/ — [ˈvɜːdɪkt] noun [C] 1) an official judgment made in a court The jury took 16 hours to reach a verdict.[/ex] a verdict of accidental death[/ex] 2) an opinion that you have or a decision that you make What s your verdict on the film?[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 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

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