fact finder
n.
The person or group of people whose job is to determine the facts in a case; also called the trier of fact. See also jury

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


fact finder
In a trial of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, the jury or judge (if there is no jury) who decides if facts have been proven. Occasionally a judge may appoint a "special master" to investigate and report on the existence of certain facts.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

fact finder
   (finder of fact)
n.
   in a trial of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, the jury or judge (if there is no jury) who decides if facts have been proven. Occasionally a judge may appoint a "special master" to investigate and report on the existence of certain facts.
   See also: question of fact

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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