finding of fact

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Noun1.finding of fact - (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decisionfinding of fact - (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
finding - the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
compromise verdict - a verdict resulting from improper compromises between jurors on material issues
directed verdict - a verdict entered by the court in a jury trial without consideration by the jury; "there cannot be a directed verdict of guilty in a criminal trial"
false verdict - a manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence
general verdict - an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact
partial verdict - (criminal law) a finding that the defendant is guilty of some charges but innocent of others
special verdict - a verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Deal's prior tenancy.' But that statement, whether viewed as a finding of fact or a conclusion of law, was not a sufficient basis to disqualify Deal.
The flaw in the statute becomes clear by asking the simple and practical question: does the statute call for the judge to make a finding of fact that will increase the maximum statutorily prescribed punishment to which the defendant is subjected?
TNA: Some of the reports circulated by your opposition after the court ruled in its Final Opinion and Finding of Fact in 2002 for Hage v.
From Judge Young's "Finding of Fact" ("the record shows the following facts to be uncontroverted"):
Although a district court finding of fact can be overturned only if the appeals court finds a "clear error," the D.C.