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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Since it is often said that juries “deliver a verdict,” it makes sense that the process to arrive at the verdict is known as deliveration.
Legal summary: “On March 12, 2009, the judge granted the defense motion to toss the hate crime charge, leaving the jury to deliverate the second- and first-degree murder charge.”
Forum post: “When we were deliverating and couldn’t make a decision, I got bored, so I doodle on a napkin!”
Discussion forum: “The jurors deliverated approximately 10 hours.”
Answer forum: “can a judge stop a jury deliveration and declared mis trial?”
Some older book and newspaper matches may be due to scanning errors.
Use of “deliverate” as an adjective may simply be a typo.
Book for sale: “Who Killed Karen Silkwood – Was she the First Deliverate Victim of the Nuclear Power Industry?”