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return a verdict

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreturn a verdictreturn a verdictSCTwhen a jury return their verdict, they say whether someone is guilty or not return
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return a verdictOn May 17,1980, the jury returned a verdict acquitting the officers on all charges.The jury found that the agreement was made and returned a verdict for the plaintiff, awarding damages of £500.A jury has returned a verdict of accidental death on the children who died at the barracks where their father was stationed.The jury did retire, for several minutes, before returning a verdict of guilty as charged.The jury took twenty minutes to return a verdict of guilty.He directed the jury to return verdicts of not guilty, which they did.Taking into account the thundering magnificence of your new single, the jury must grudgingly return a verdict of not guilty.
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