general verdict

Definition of "general verdict"
  1. A decision in a lawsuit that is completely in favor of either the plaintiff or the defendant, and is often paired with responses to queries regarding factual matters
How to use "general verdict" in a sentence
  1. The jury gave a general verdict, decisively ruling in favor of the plaintiff in the case.
  2. In addition to a general verdict, the jury also answered specific questions about the factual matters of the lawsuit.
  3. A general verdict was delivered, indicating total support for the defendant's position.

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