specific finding
A decision on a fact made by a jury in its verdict at the judge's request. Often the judge gives a jury a list of decisions to be made on specific findings of fact to help the jurors focus on the issues. For example, a judge may ask the jury to answer the specific question, "Was the defendant exceeding the speed limit?"
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

specific finding
n.
   a decision on a fact made by a jury in its verdict and which the judge has requested the jury to determine as part of its deliberations. Often the judge gives a jury a list of decisions on findings of fact to be made to help the jurors focus on the issues. Example: Findings: Was defendant exceeding the speed limit?-yes; Was defendant negligent?-yes; If defendant was negligent, was the negligence a proximate cause of damages to defendant?-yes; and so forth.
   See also: special verdict

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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