sealed verdict

Definition of "sealed verdict"
  1. A jury's decision that is kept confidential in a sealed envelope during a delay and is given to the judge when court resumes
How to use "sealed verdict" in a sentence
  1. The suspense in the courtroom was high, everyone was waiting for the judge to open the sealed verdict.
  2. Because court was adjourned for the day, they decided to keep the decision as a sealed verdict.
  3. The jury made their decision, but it was made into a sealed verdict until court reconvened next week.

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