trier of fact
trier of fact: the judge in a bench trial or jury in a jury trial that carries the responsibility of determining the issues of fact in a case – called also factfinder, finder of fact, trier;

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

trier of fact
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


trier of fact
The jury responsible for deciding factual issues in a trial, if there is a jury. If there is no jury the judge is the trier of fact as well as the trier of the law. In administrative hearings, an administrative law judge, a board, commission, or referee may be the trier of fact.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

trier of fact
n.
   the judge or jury responsible for deciding factual issues in a trial. If there is no jury the judge is the trier of fact as well as the trier of the law. In administrative hearings, an administrative law judge, a board, commission or referee may be the trier of fact.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. fact finder …   Law dictionary

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