partial verdict

Definition of "partial verdict"
  1. A jury's decision in a criminal trial where the defendant is charged with multiple crimes and is found guilty of some charges but not all
How to use "partial verdict" in a sentence
  1. In the multiple charges against him, the jury returned a partial verdict, finding him guilty of two charges, but not the others.
  2. The defendant's reaction was one of relief when he received a partial verdict.
  3. Because of the confusion among the jury members, they could only reach a partial verdict on the many charges brought against him.

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