Definition of Directed verdict
1. Noun. A verdict entered by the court in a jury trial without consideration by the jury. "There cannot be a directed verdict of guilty in a criminal trial"
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Literary usage of Directed verdict
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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"From a judgment on a directed verdict for defendant, plaintiff appeals. Reversed. ... From the judgment entered on a directed verdict this appeal is taken. ..."
2. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1920)
"505, affirming directed verdict for defendant where both parties moved for directed verdict, although plaintiff presented special instructions to be given ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"Equally pronounced is the difference between a demurrer to the evidence and a request for a directed verdict; for if on such a demurrer, properly joined ..."
4. Current Law (1904)
"A directed verdict on the ground that a theory presented by the pleadings is not supported by the evidence may be denied where in his evidence plaintiff ..."
5. L.R.A. as Authorities: Including the Citations of Each Case as Precedent, (1 by Lawyers' reports annotated, United States Supreme Court (1914)
"369, holding that where at close of evidence, which was conflicting, both parties move for directed verdict, and neither requested special instructions, ..."