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open verdict

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   UK specialized
a legal decision that records a death but does not state its cause
Translations of “open verdict”
in Chinese (Traditional) 存疑判決, 死因不詳的裁決…
in Chinese (Simplified) 存疑判决, 死因不详的裁决…
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