Definition of General verdict
1. Noun. An ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Antonyms: Special Verdict
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Literary usage of General verdict
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1. A Brief for the Trial of Civil Issues Before a Jury by Austin Abbott, William Charles Wermuth (1922)
"Findings inconsistent with, general verdict. Answers to special questions submitted to the jury, if inconsistent with the general verdict, ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"Character and analysis of general verdict.—By the plea of not guilty both the ... Hence, it is very evident that a general verdict must and does embody and ..."
3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"Where the jury respond affirmatively or negatively to the issues submitted to them, it is a general verdict, although there be several Issues; ..."
4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"4, relating to the refusal of the court to enter judgment for defendant, notwithstanding the general verdict, because of the answer to question 2, ..."
5. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1901)
"A motion for judgment on the general verdict and on the special interrogatories is unauthorized.3 sented only by a motion for judgment upon the special ..."
6. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Walter Malins Rose, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"A general verdict, upon an Information in several counts for a single forfeiture under the Internal revenue laws. Is valid If one count Is good. 2. ..."
7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"general verdict. See VERDICT. GENERAL WARRANT. A process which used to issue from the state secretary's office, to take up (without naming any person in ..."