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#1 2012-12-07 20:08:42

Registered: 2007-12-27
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deliberate << deliverate

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?”



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