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Scotch verdict

noun
1.
a verdict of not proven: acceptable in certain cases in Scottish criminal law.
2.
any inconclusive decision or declaration.
Origin of Scotch verdict
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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  • My resolution to dispute the Scotch verdict, and my unjust suspicions of Mrs. Beauly, first amused, then surprised him.

    The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins

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