special interrogatory

Definition of "special interrogatory"
  1. A set of questions presented to a jury to assess their decision on particular facts in a case, ensuring that their overall verdict is consistent, or in a situation when the court needs the jury to provide a specific verdict
How to use "special interrogatory" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided to include a special interrogatory to the jury to ensure the consistency of their decision with the overall verdict.
  2. To address the complex issues within the case, a special interrogatory was used to pinpoint the jury's judgement on certain key facts.
  3. In an effort to seek a specific verdict, the court often relies on a special interrogatory.

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