1 decision reached by a jury on a question of fact in a law case （陪审团的）裁断, 裁决, 裁定
*question/dispute a verdict 对裁断提出疑义[异议]
* The jury returned/announced/brought in their verdict. 陪审团做出了裁断.
* a verdict of guilty/not guilty 有罪[无罪]的裁断
* a majority verdict of
2 (fig 比喻) decision or opinion given after testing, examining or experiencing sth （经过试验、检验或体验发表的）决定, 意见
*the verdict of the electors 选举人的决定
* (infml 口) My wife's verdict on my cooking was very favourable. 我妻子认为我做的饭菜极好.
[Date: 1200-1300; Language: Anglo-French;Origin:Old French ver 'true' + dit 'saying, judgment']
an official decision made in a court of law, especially about whether someone is guilty of a crime or how a death happened
The jury has retired to consider its verdict .
After a week the jury had still not reached a verdict .
I never doubted that they would deliver the correct verdict .
a majority verdict of 10 to 2
The unanimous verdict was 'guilty'.
There was not enough evidence for a guilty verdict .
The Coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.
an official decision made by a person or group with authority
The players anxiously awaited the verdict of the umpire.
someone's opinion about something
The audience's final verdict was encouraging.
What's your verdict on the movie?
give (sb) your verdict (on sth)
Trade unionists were quick to give their verdict on the proposals.
COLLOCATES for sense 1
consider a verdict (=think about what decision to make)
reach/arrive at a verdict (=make a decision)
return/deliver/record a verdict (=tell the court your decision)
majority verdict (=when most of thejury agrees)
unanimous verdict (=when the wholejury agrees)
guilty verdict/verdict of guilty
not guilty verdict/verdict of not guilty
verdict of accidental death/suicide/unlawful killing etc
open verdictBritish English (=a decision that the cause of someone's death is not known)
1. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty. 陪审团裁定有罪。