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. (see Black's Law Dictionary, p. 1398 (5th ed. 1979) 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 form of dīcere, to say).
In a criminal case, the verdict is either a "not guilty" or a "guilty" finding, except in Scotland where the verdict of "not proven" is also available. Different counts in the same case may have different verdicts.
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that's the verdict...meaning it's the end result of anything.
Me: i dropped out of school and didn't graduate.
Mom: Well, "that's the verdict".

Me: John got arrested for stealing rims.
Friend: Well, that's the verdict".
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When the verdict of a trial has become predictable, and the need to say it in so many words is unnecessary.
Oh, its so verdictable.
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A sucky pop-punk band from West side. They are composed of women, one a Jew, one's an awkward woman, another used-to-be member looks like a terrorist, their singer is a beaner, and their bassist resembles Kim Jong Il. They have unnecessary beef against Chicago Skyline and the Earth. They all drive Hondas and Smart Cars.
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hot rapper straight outta ROC, New York
Yo, i heard verdict just came out with some hot ass rhymes
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1. slang: whats the outcome?, what happened?

2. In legal disputes, the jury or judge will come to the verdict in deciding what will the serverity of ones punishment will be.
Example one:
Girl 1: So remember how i told u I finally called Tom, to tell him i wanted to break up?

Girl 2: uhh yeah..and whats the verdict?

Girl 1: we ended up staying together
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police slang for street justice in the form of a guilty person getting shot. (refers to the brass casings)
Did you hear? Benny managed to get a good lawyer and walked on all charges; & you just KNOW he was the one who stabbed the guy, even though the jury gave him a not guilty verdict!

Yeah, but then the guy's family shot him in the head the day after he was let out of jail -- that was the REAL verdict, man, a brass verdict!

Fuck him, piece of shit, anyway!
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