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verdict

[vur-dikt] /ˈvɜr dɪkt/
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
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
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
Word Origin
C13: from Medieval Latin vērdictum, from Latin vērē dictum truly spoken, from vērus true + dīcere to say
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Word Origin and History for verdicts

verdict

n.

1530s, from Middle English verdit (c.1300), "a jury's decision in a case," from Anglo-French verdit (Old French voirdit), from ver, veir "true" (see very) + dit, past participle of dire "to say" (see diction). Spelling influenced by Medieval Latin verdictum.

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