What is General Verdict?

Legal Definition
A verdict in which the jury decides which party should win the case, without listing its specific findings on any disputed issues.

See Special verdict (contrast).
Legal Definition
Typical jury decision. In a civil case it favors one or the other party. In a criminal case, the defendant is guilty or not guilty. Usual form of court verdict.
Legal Definition
A verdict whereby the jury find either for the plaintiff or for the defendant in general terms; the ordinary form of a verdict Glenn v. Sumner, 132 U. S. 152, 10 Sup. CL 41, 33 In Ed. 301; Settle v. Alison, 8 Ga. 201, 52 Am. Dec. 393; Childs v. Carpenter, 87 Me. 114, 32 Atl. 780.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
One that finds in favor of the plaintiff or the defendant on all the issues or any one of them. See 8 Ga. 201, 52 Am. Dec. 393.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary