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Verdict

Definition - What does Verdict mean?

A verdict refers to the final decision of a jury, based on the evidence and facts submitted to it during a particular case in a jury trial. This verdict is then submitted to the court or the presiding judge who then enters the judgment based on the verdict.

Justipedia explains Verdict

In a jury trial, after both sides have been represented and attorneys have presented any evidence or witness accounts related to the issue, it's the job of the jury to find the defendant either guilty or not guilty based on the information provided. The jury's finding is called a verdict. Different forms of verdicts exist according to the jurisdictions such as general verdict, special verdict, chance verdict, directed verdict, etc. In a non-jury trial, a sitting judge issues the final judgment; this decision is not referred to as a verdict.

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