finding
find·ing n: a determination resulting from judicial or administrative examination or inquiry (as at trial) esp. into matters of fact as embodied in the verdict of a jury or decision of a court, referee, or administrative body or officer; also, usu pl: a written statement of such determinations see also factfinding compare decision, holding, opinion, ruling
finding of fact: a determination made by the trier of fact as to a factual issue based on the evidence presented in a case
◇ Conclusions of law are based on findings of fact.
finding of law: a court's determination of the law as applied to a case: conclusion of law
gen·er·al finding: a finding that the facts in general support a judgment in favor of one of the parties
spe·cial finding: a finding setting out the ultimate facts upon which the court's judgment is based

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

finding
I noun ascertainment, award, conclusion, decision, decree, determination, judgment, judicial conclusion, judicial outcome, judicial verdict, opinion, opinion of the court, order, outcome, precedent, pronouncement, report, resolution, resolution of the court, result, ruling, sentence, solution, verdict, verdict after judicial inquiry associated concepts: administrative finding, erroneous finding, evidence sufficient to support a finding, evidentiary finding, finding of a referee, finding of fact, finding of guilt, general findings, implied findings, inconsistent findings, special finding, supplemental findings II index adjudication, answer (solution), arbitration, award, choice (decision), clue, cognovit, comment, conclusion (determination), consequence (conclusion), conviction (rinding of guilt), decree, detection, determination, dictum, disposition (determination), holding (ruling of a court), invention, judgment (formal court decree), observation, opinion (judicial decision), outcome, perception, recognition, result, ruling, solution (answer), verdict

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


finding
n.
A court’s or jury’s conclusion about a matter of law or fact.

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


finding
The determination by the trier of fact (judge or jury) of a factual question submitted to it for decision. Often referred to as a finding of fact. A finding of fact is distinguished from a conclusion of law, which is determined by the judge as the sole legal expert.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


finding
The result of the deliberations of a jury or a court. A decision upon a question of fact reached as the result of a judicial examination or investigation by a court, jury, referee, coroner, etc. A recital of the facts as found. The word commonly applies to the result reached by a judge or jury.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


finding
I
The result of the deliberations of a jury or a court. A decision upon a question of fact reached as the result of a judicial examination or investigation by a court, jury, referee, coroner, etc. A recital of the facts as found. The word commonly applies to the result reached by a judge or jury.
II Formal conclusion by a judge or regulatory agency on issues of fact. Also, a conclusion by a jury regarding a fact.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

finding
n.
   the determination of a factual question vital (contributing) to a decision in a case by the trier of fact (jury or judge sitting without a jury) after a trial of a lawsuit, often referred to as findings of fact. A finding of fact is distinguished from a conclusion of law which is determined by the judge as the sole legal expert. Findings of fact and conclusions of law, need not be made if waived or not requested by the trial attorneys, leaving just the bare judgment in the case.
   See also: conclusion of law

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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