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verdict

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈvɜːdɪkt/
LAW an official decision made in a court at the end of a trial: We disagree with this jury's verdict. a verdict of guilty/not guiltyreach/record/return a verdict The jury reached a verdict of not guilty.a verdict against/for sb Today's verdict for the defense reflects recognition by the jury that the company acted responsibly. a majority/unanimous verdict
someone's opinion or judgement about something: deliver/give/issue your verdict on sth Shares in the oil giant plummeted as investors gave their verdict on the environmental disaster. The voters delivered their verdict on the administration's policies, with a resounding defeat of the party.
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