Special Verdict Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Special Verdict, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Special Verdict?

(n) Special verdict is the decision of the jury on the factual position involved in the case, leaving the verdict to the judge after considering the application of law in that case. Special verdicts are also issued when complex situation exists, where an explanation of law is required.