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Special verdict   /spˈɛʃəl vˈərdɪkt/   Listen
Special verdict

A verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other.

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"Special verdict" Quotes from Famous Books

... insist that however clear and conclusive the proof of the facts might appear to be, the response to the question, guilty or not guilty, must under the Constitution come from the jury and could not be supplied by the judgment of the court, unless, indeed, the jury should see fit to render a special verdict, which they always may, but can never be required to do. It was the province of the court to instruct the jury as to the law, and to point out to them how clearly the law, on its view of the established facts, made out the offense; but ...
— History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage

Words linked to "Special verdict" :   law, jurisprudence, finding of fact, verdict, general verdict

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