verdict

[ vur-dikt ]
/ ˈvɜr dɪkt /

noun

Law. the finding or answer of a jury given to the court concerning a matter submitted to their judgment.
a judgment; decision: the verdict of the critics.

Origin of verdict

1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin vērdictum, variant of vērēdictum literally, something said truly; replacing Middle English verdit < Anglo-French < Latin vērum dictum true word
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verdict

/ (ˈvɜːdɪkt) /

noun

the findings of a jury on the issues of fact submitted to it for examination and trial; judgment
any decision, judgment, or conclusion

Word Origin for verdict

C13: from Medieval Latin vērdictum, from Latin vērē dictum truly spoken, from vērus true + dīcere to say
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