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finding

noun

Simple Definition of finding

  • : a legal decision

  • : the results of an investigation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of finding

  1. 1 a :  the act of one that finds b :  find 2

  2. 2 plural :  small tools and supplies used by an artisan (as a dressmaker, jeweler, or shoemaker)

  3. 3 a :  the result of a judicial examination or inquiry b :  the results of an investigation —usually used in plural

Examples of finding in a sentence

  1. The Supreme Court overturned the lower court's finding.

  2. <the Supreme Court's finding was that the state law was unconstitutional>



14th Century

First Known Use of finding

14th century

Rhymes with finding


FINDING Defined for Kids

finding

noun find·ing \ˈfīn-diŋ\

Definition of finding for Students

  1. 1 :  the decision of a court

  2. 2 :  the results of an investigation




Law Dictionary

finding

noun find·ing

Legal Definition of finding

  1. :  a determination resulting from judicial or administrative examination or inquiry (as at trial) especially into matters of fact as embodied in the verdict of a jury or decision of a court, referee, or administrative body or officer; also usually 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 Editor's 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 general finding :  a finding that the facts in general support a judgment in favor of one of the parties special finding :  a finding setting out the ultimate facts upon which the court's judgment is based





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