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.

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 Unabridged
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verdict (ˈvɜːdɪkt)
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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Word Origin & History

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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