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Definition of open verdict noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

open verdict

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌəʊpən ˈvɜːdɪkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊpən ˈvɜːrdɪkt//
 
 
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an official decision in a British court stating that the exact cause of a person’s death is not known After the inquest, the coroner recorded an open verdict.