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  • verdict of not guilty — index acquittal, compurgation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • verdict of not guilty — An acquittal of the accused in a criminal case. A proper form of verdict in a civil case where the issue is raised by a plea of not guilty. Peters v Johnson, Jackson & Co. 50 W Va 644, 41SE 190 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • not guilty — n 1: a plea by a criminal defendant who intends to contest the charges compare guilty, nolo contendere ◇ Under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, if a defendant refuses to plead or if the defendant is a corporation that fails to appear the… …   Law dictionary

  • not guilty by reason of insanity — not guilty by rea·son of insanity 1: a plea by a criminal defendant who intends to raise an insanity defense used in jurisdictions that require such a plea in order for an insanity defense to be presented 2: a verdict rendered by a jury in a… …   Law dictionary

  • not guilty verdict — See verdict of not guilty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • not guilty — 1. noun a) A formal plea by a defendant of not being culpable for the crime with which the defendant is charged. If you do not plead, a plea of not guilty will be entered for you. b) A verdict or formal finding by the legal system that a… …   Wiktionary

  • not guilty — Plea entered by the accused to criminal charge. If the defendant refuses to plead, the court will enter a plea of not guilty. See e.g. Fed.R.Crim.P. 11. Also, the form of the verdict in criminal cases where the jury acquits the defendant; i.e.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • not guilty — /nɒt ˈgɪlti/ (say not giltee) noun 1. the plea to a criminal charge where the accused wants to put the prosecution to the task of proving his or her guilt. 2. a subsequent verdict signifying the prosecution s failure to establish the accused s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • verdict — ver·dict / vər dikt/ n [alteration (partly conformed to Medieval Latin veredictum ) of Anglo French veirdit statement, finding, verdict, from Old French veir true (from Latin verus ) + dit saying, from Latin dictum] 1: the usu. unanimous finding… …   Law dictionary

  • verdict — ver‧dict [ˈvɜːdɪkt ǁ ˈvɜːr ] noun [countable] LAW an official decision made in a court of law or other organization that has authority: • It took 16 hours for the jurors to reach a verdict. • A civil court jury in Santa Monica, California issued… …   Financial and business terms

  • not proven — the verdict in a Scottish criminal trial that amounts to an acquittal but that is not the same as the verdict of not guilty. In the 17th century, practice developed such that the jury found facts alleged by the prosecution either proven or not… …   Law dictionary

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