Definition of False verdict
1. Noun. A manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence.
Lexicographical Neighbors of False Verdict
Literary usage of False verdict
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves (1877)
"(r)1 But the oath must be taken by a person sworn to depose the truth ; and a false verdict does cot come under the notion of perjury, because the jurors do ..."
2. Reeves' History of the English Law: From the Time of the Romans, to the End by John Reeves, William Francis Finlason (1879)
"One Gainsford, of Gray's Inn, and others, brought an attaint against Gilford and others (the jurors) upon a false verdict in an action of trespass brought ..."
3. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1896)
"The change was slower because of the penalties of attaint which could be inflicted upon juries for a false verdict, and which might be avoided by showing ..."
4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1867)
"If, upon a lawful [*405] trial before a superior 'tribunal, the jury were found to have given a false verdict, they were fined, and rendered infamous for ..."
5. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"But where the jurors give a false verdict upon an issue joined in any court of record, and judgment thereupon, the party grieved may bring his writ of ..."