Definition of majority verdict in English:

majority verdict


English Law
  • A verdict agreed by all but one or two of the members of a jury.

    • ‘The jury took just over two hours to return a majority verdict of death by natural causes contributed by neglect.’
    • ‘Yesterday at Salisbury Crown Court the jury returned a majority verdict of guilty.’
    • ‘The Bradford teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was convicted of attempted rape by a majority verdict.’
    • ‘After a five-day trial, the jury convicted Tyrrell and Smyth by a majority verdict after a four-hour retirement.’
    • ‘But after three hours, the jury returned a majority verdict of 11 to one and found the father-of-one guilty.’


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