One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A verdict of a coroner's jury affirming the occurrence of a suspicious death but not specifying the cause.
- ‘A coroner has recorded an open verdict following the death of an elderly woman at the Great Western Hospital in September last year.’
- ‘A north Derbyshire coroner has recorded an open verdict into the death of a mother of twins who walked off an acute psychiatric ward and was later found drowned.’
- ‘In October, a coroner recorded an open verdict on her death.’
- ‘A coroner has recorded an open verdict on the death of a 26-stone Tewkesbury man whose wife fears that chemicals at his workplace triggered his demise.’
- ‘The coroner has ruled an open verdict on the death of a woman who fell out of a second-storey window of a Blackpool residential home.’
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