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


open verdict

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.