Verdict

The decision of a trial jury or a judge that determines the guilt or innocence of a criminal defendant, or that determines the final outcome of a civil case.

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Answers.com

An expressed conclusion; a judgment or opinion.

Duhaime Legal Dictionary

The decision of a jury.

Lawyers.com

The unanimous finding or decision of a jury on one or more matters.

Lect Law Library

The formal decision issued by a jury on the issues of fact that were presented at trial. The unanimous decision made by a jury and reported to the court on the matters lawfully submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.

The Free (Legal) Dictionary

The decision of a jury is called a verdict. A jury is charged with hearing the evidence presented by both sides in a trial, determining the facts of the case, applying the relevant law to the facts, and voting on a final verdict. There are different types of verdicts, and the votes required to render a verdict differ depending on whether the jury hears a criminal or civil case. Though most verdicts are upheld by the judge presiding at the trial, the judge has the discretion to set aside a verdict in certain circumstances.

Wikipedia

In law, a verdict is the formal finding of fact made by a jury on matters or questions submitted to the jury by a judge.