Scotch verdict

  1. a verdict of not proven: acceptable in certain cases in Scottish criminal law.

  2. any inconclusive decision or declaration.

Origin of Scotch verdict

First recorded in 1910–15

Words Nearby Scotch verdict Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Scotch verdict in a sentence

  • 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