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"verdict" in British English

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verdictnoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɜː.dɪkt/  us   /ˈvɝː.dɪkt/
C2 an opinion or decision made after judging the facts that are given, especially one made at the end of a trial: The jury reached/returned a unanimous verdict of (not) guilty. Voters gave their verdict on the government's economic record last night by voting overwhelmingly for the opposition.
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(Definition of verdict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"verdict" in American English

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verdictnoun [C]

 us   /ˈvɜr·dɪkt/
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.
(Definition of verdict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"verdict" in Business English

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verdictnoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of verdict from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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