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1 : to come upon accidentally or through effort [found a valuable antique in the old desk] [found a buyer for the property]
2 : to make a judicial determination regarding [found the testimony not credible] [found the defendant guilty] compare decide, hold
: to make a judicial determination [the jury found in favor of the plaintiff]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.