It means decision of a judge or authority, ruling, opinion, resolution, judgment.
VERDICT-means that truth. When a judge issued a ruling on a matter that has been given consideration ( his trial gives its verdict. It is a legal truth, it's true that circulates in parallel to the real truth. The verdict may be in the same sense of the real truth; but it can also be different from her. This has to do with the ability of lawyers to enforce their arguments.