general verdict

general verdict
general verdict see verdict

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

general verdict
A decision by a jury that determines which side in a particular controversy wins, and in some cases, the amount of money in damages to be awarded.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


general verdict
A decision by a jury that determines which side in a particular controversy wins, and in some cases, the amount of money in damages to be awarded.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • General verdict — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • general verdict — The final declaration by the jury as to the truth of the matter submitted to their determination and at issue between the parties. 53 Am J1st Trial § 1005. The response to and decision upon the issues between the parties upon the evidence adduced …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • general verdict — noun an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact • Ant: ↑special verdict • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑verdict, ↑finding of fact …   Useful english dictionary

  • general verdict rule — n: a rule providing that if a jury returns a general verdict in favor of one party it is presumed to have found in favor of that party on every issue Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • separate-general verdict — A finding by the jury upon any of the issues in favor of the plaintiff or the defendant. The meaning of the expression is that the verdict is separate as to the particular issue as distinguished from any other issue in the case, and that it is… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • verdict — ver·dict / vər dikt/ n [alteration (partly conformed to Medieval Latin veredictum ) of Anglo French veirdit statement, finding, verdict, from Old French veir true (from Latin verus ) + dit saying, from Latin dictum] 1: the usu. unanimous finding… …   Law dictionary

  • General — Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or individuals;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General agent — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General assembly — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • General average — General Gen er*al, a. [F. g[ e]n[ e]ral, fr. L. generalis. See {Genus}.] 1. Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy. [1913 Webster] 2. Comprehending many species or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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