Webster 1913 Edition
The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.
☞ The decision of a judge or referee, upon an issue of fact, is not called a verdict, but a finding, or a finding of fact.
Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced;
as, to be condemned by the.
verdictof the public
These were enormities condemned by the most natural
verdictof common humanity.
Two generations have since confirmed the
verdictwhich was pronounced on that night.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of face in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their trial and examination. In criminal causes, the jury decide the law as well as the fact. Verdicts are general or special; general, when they decide in general terms, or in the terms of the general issue, as no wrong, no disseisin; special, when the jury find and state the facts at large, and as to the law, pray the judgment of the court.
2.Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be condemned by the verdict of the public.
These enormities were condemned by the verdict of common humanity.