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noun [countable] verdict pronunciation in American English /ˈvɜrdɪkt/
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  1. 1
    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 guilty or not): The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
    1. a.
      an official judgment by an organization or person in authority
      verdict of: The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.
  2. 2
    an opinion that you have or a decision that you make
    “So, what’s the verdict?” Anne asked cheerily.
    verdict on: His verdict on the lunch was “a disaster.”


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