In law, a verdict is the formal finding of fact made by a jury on matters or questions submitted to the jury by a judge.[1] In a bench trial, the judge's decision near the end of the trial is simply referred to as a finding.[2] In England and Wales, a coroner's findings used to be called verdicts but are, since 2009, called conclusions (see Coroner § Conclusions (previously called verdicts)).

A verdict about murder. Terracotta tablet from Girsu, Iraq. 2112–2004 BCE. Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul
Waiting for the Verdict, Abraham Solomon, 1859