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verdict

noun [C]  /ˈvɜr·dɪkt/ us  
a decision by a jury as to whether someone is guilty after having heard the facts given at a trial: The jury reached/returned a verdict of not guilty after six hours of deliberation. A verdict is also any judgment or opinion given after considering the facts of a situation: City planners think it’s a good idea to ban traffic from downtown streets, but the public’s verdict is that it’s a stupid idea.
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