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- A conclusion, as to fact or law, that forms the basis for the judgment of the jury or the court. See Judgment as a Matter of Law.
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- The decision of a trial jury or a judge that determines the guilt or innocence of a criminal defendant, or that determines the final outcome of a civil case.
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- Corpus juris civilis, Directed verdict, Grand Jury, Hung jury, Indictment, Judgment as a matter of law, Jury, Mistrial, No Bill, petit jury (or trial jury), Polling the jury, Presentment