instructed verdict

Definition of "instructed verdict"
  1. A verdict that the judge orders the jury to return
How to use "instructed verdict" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to give an instructed verdict due to the lack of substantial evidence provided by the prosecution.
  2. The defense attorney asked for an instructed verdict since the prosecution could not prove the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  3. An instructed verdict was issued by the judge when it was clear that the evidence presented could only reasonably support one conclusion.

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