fact finder

noun

Definition of fact finder 

: one that tries to determine the realities of a case, situation, or relationship especially : an impartial examiner designated by a government agency to appraise the facts underlying a particular matter (such as a labor dispute)

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fact-finding \ˈfak(t)-​ˌfīn-​diŋ \ noun or adjective

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Judge Leon served as the primary fact finder throughout the six-week trial, and then issued this opinion. Nilay Patel, The Verge, "The court’s decision to let AT&T and Time Warner merge is ridiculously bad," 15 June 2018 Backed into a corner, the president has moved from denying the facts of his aides' involvement to attempting to discredit the fact finders, his own Justice Department. NBC News, "Meet the Press -May 20, 2018," 20 May 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fact finder was in 1926

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factfinder

noun
fact·​find·​er | \ˈfakt-ˌfīn-dər\

Legal Definition of factfinder 

: one that tries to determine the facts of a case, situation, or relationship: as

a : an impartial examiner designated by a government agency to appraise the facts underlying a particular matter (as a labor dispute)

b : trier of fact

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