verdict

[vur-dikt]
noun
1.
Law. the finding or answer of a jury given to the court concerning a matter submitted to their judgment.
2.
a judgment; decision: the verdict of the critics.

Origin:
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)
 
n
1.  the findings of a jury on the issues of fact submitted to it for examination and trial; judgment
2.  any decision, judgment, or conclusion
 
[C13: from Medieval Latin vērdictum, from Latin vērē dictum truly spoken, from vērus true + dīcere to say]

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verdict
1533, from M.E. verdit (c.1300), "a jury's decision in a case," from Anglo-Fr. verdit (O.Fr. voirdit), from ver, veir "true" (see very) + dit, pp. of dire "to say" (see diction). Spelling infl. by M.L. verdictum.
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Example sentences
To set aside the verdict of time in this respect is to be archaic.
The verdict of the country has been given on this question.
The verdict acquits the raven, but condemns the dove.
The verdict of the cab-rank was that he had had some sort of stroke.
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