Majority Verdict Law and Legal Definition

Majority Verdict refers to a verdict of a jury that is reached by a majority. Majority verdicts can be taken in both criminal and civil cases.The verdict need not be unanimous if there are no fewer than 11 jurors and 10 of them agree on the verdict or if there are 10 jurors and 9 of them agree on the verdict. In some jurisdictions, a civil verdict supported by 10 of 12 jurors is acceptable.