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: 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
: 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 NOTE: 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
: a finding that the facts in general support a judgment in favor of one of the parties
: a finding setting out the ultimate facts upon which the court's judgment is based
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.