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VERDICT Definition & Legal Meaning

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Iu practice. The formal and unanimous decision or finding of a jury, im- paneled and sworn for the trial of a cause, upon the matters or questions duly submitted to thein upon the trial. The word “verdict” has a well-defined signification in law. It means the decision of a jury, and it never means the decision of a court or a referee or a commissioner, in common language, the word “verdict” is sometimes used in a more extended sense, but in law it is always used to mean the decision of a jury; and we must suppose that the legislature intended to use the word as it is used in law. Kerner v. Petigo, 25 Kan. 656.


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