Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “verdict”

verdict

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈvɜːdɪkt/
LAW a decision in a court of law saying if someone is guilty or not: a guilty verdict The jury took nine hours to reach a verdict.Court cases, orders and decisionsDecisions and deciding
DECISION someone's opinion about something after experiencing it, often for the first time: You tried out that Italian restaurant? What was the verdict?Opinions, beliefs and points of view
(Definition of verdict from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Court cases, orders & decisions, but you might be interested in these topics from the Trials and court cases topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “verdict”

Definitions of “verdict” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

throw

to send something through the air with force, especially by a sudden movement of the arm

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More