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"verdict" in British English

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verdictnoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɜː.dɪkt/  us   /ˈvɝː-/
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 gavetheir verdict on the government's ​economicrecord last ​night by ​votingoverwhelmingly 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 ​juryreached/​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 ​plannersthink it’s a good ​idea to ​bantraffic from ​downtownstreets, but the public’s verdict is that it’s a ​stupididea.
(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 ​juryreached a verdict of not guilty.a verdict against/for sb Today's verdict for the ​defense reflects ​recognition by the ​jury that the ​companyacted responsibly. a majority/​unanimous verdict
someone's ​opinion or ​judgement about something: deliver/give/issue your verdict on sth Shares in the ​oilgiantplummeted as ​investors gave their verdict on the ​environmentaldisaster. The ​votersdelivered 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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