What is Sealed Verdict?

Legal Definition
When the jury have agreed upon a verdict, if the court is not in session at the time, they are permitted (usually) to put their written finding m a sealed envelope, and then separate. This verdict they return when the court agnin convenes. The verdict thus returned has the same effect, and must be treated in the same manner, as if returned in open court before any separation of the jury had taken place. The process is called "sealing a verdict." Sutliff v. Gilbert, 8 Ohio, 408; Young v. Seymour, 4 Neb. 89.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
One delivered privately to the judge out of court. See 4 Neb. 86.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary