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False verdict   /fɔls vˈərdɪkt/   Listen
False verdict

A manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence.

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"False verdict" Quotes from Famous Books

... were continued for many days. It was also treated editorially. It was not considered merely as a political move to secure office, but as a move to secure a false verdict on the matter of the continuance of the war. Appleton's Encyclopedia for 1864 has several columns of matter on the ...
— Between the Lines - Secret Service Stories Told Fifty Years After • Henry Bascom Smith

... counsel, to be sure; but it is made to account for a doctrine which seems to need the explanation, to the effect that, after the death of the tenant for life, he in reversion might have error or attaint on an erroneous judgment or false verdict given against the tenant for ...
— The Common Law • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

... one of the judges of Charles the First (who had been murdered abroad by some Royalist assassins), was charged with having given shelter in her house to two fugitives from Sedgemoor. Three times the jury refused to find her guilty, until Jeffreys bullied and frightened them into that false verdict. When he had extorted it from them, he said, 'Gentlemen, if I had been one of you, and she had been my own mother, I would have found her guilty;'—as I dare say he would. He sentenced her to be burned alive, that very afternoon. The clergy of the ...
— A Child's History of England • Charles Dickens

Words linked to "False verdict" :   jurisprudence, finding of fact, verdict, law

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