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noun [countable]     verdict pronunciation in American English
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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.

  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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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