In law, a verdict is the formal finding of fact made by a jury on matters or questions submitted to the jury by a judge. The term, from the Latin veredictum, literally means "to say the truth" and is derived from Middle English verdit, from Anglo-Norman: a compound of ver ("true," from the Latin vērus) and dit ("speech," from the Latin dictum, the neuter past participle of dīcere, to say).

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Special Verdict
... In English law, a special verdict is a verdict by a jury that pronounces on the facts of the case but does not draw the ultimate inference of whether the accused is guilty or not the judge then applies ... The judge forced a special verdict in the famous case of R v ... Dudley and Stephens but generally such verdicts should only be returned in the most exceptional cases ...
Suffolkater - Court Appearances - Verdict
... On 21 February 2008, after eight hours of deliberation, the jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict against Steve Wright on all five counts of murder ... The guilty murder verdict carries an automatic term of life imprisonment but the judge could decide if Wright would be awarded parole at any point ... After the verdict, relatives of the victims thanked the police for their efforts to solve the crime, while some expressed their feelings that life ...
Scottish Criminal Law - "Not Proven" Verdict
... The Scots legal system is unique in having three possible verdicts for a criminal trial "guilty", "not guilty" and "not proven" ... no possibility of retrial as opposed to England and Wales which use only the guilty and not guilty verdicts ... The third verdict resulted from historical accident, in that there was a practice at one point of leaving the jury to determine factual issues one-by-one as "proven" or "not proven" ...
Moshe Ya'ish Al-Nahari - Court Case - Appeal and Death Sentence
... The family of the victim decided to appeal the verdict to demand that the death penalty be implemented against the convicted ... The prosecuting lawyer, Khaled al-Ansi, said, ”The verdict is a big scandal” and “The trial was not fair, and was not secure, the Judge was afraid ... The verdict will lead to the emigration of the remaining Jews from Yemen.” The rabbi of the Jewish community in Amran, Yahya Yaeish, said “The verdict will encourage more killings of Jews.” ...

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