aider by verdict.The cure of a pleading defect by a trial verdict, based on the presumption that

the record contains adequate proof of the necessary facts even if those facts were not specifically

alleged. — Also termed cure by verdict. [Cases: Indictment and Information    200–203; Pleading

432–437. C.J.S. Indictments and Informations §§ 252–256; Pleading §§ 873–886.]

“AIDER  BY  VERDICT.  Wherever  a  pleading  states  the  essential  requisites  of  a  cause  of

action or ground of defense, it will be held sufficient after a general verdict in favor of the party

pleading, though the statement be informal or inaccurate; but a verdict will never aid the statement

of  a  title  or  cause  of  action  inherently  defective.”  Benjamin  J.  Shipman,  Handbook  of

Common-Law Pleading § 332, at 531 (Henry Winthrop Ballantine ed., 3d ed. 1923). [Blacks Law 8th]