repugnant verdict

Definition of "repugnant verdict"
  1. A verdict that is considered unallowable due to its conflicting nature where the defendant is found both guilty and not guilty of different offenses that share the same requirements within a single legal proceeding, most commonly found in legal cases in New York
How to use "repugnant verdict" in a sentence
  1. The judge set aside the repugnant verdict because it simultaneously convicted and acquitted on crimes with identical criteria.
  2. The lawyer argued against the repugnant verdict, pointing out the inconsistency in charges with identical elements.
  3. In some instances, courts may find a repugnant verdict and may require further review to identify the inconsistency.

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