finding

noun find·ing \ ˈfīn-diŋ \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of finding

1 a : the act of one that finds
b : find 2
2 findings plural : small tools and supplies used by an artisan (such as a dressmaker, jeweler, or shoemaker)
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

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First Known Use of finding

14th century


FINDING Defined for English Language Learners

finding

noun

Definition of finding for English Language Learners

  • : a legal decision

  • : the results of an investigation


FINDING Defined for Kids

finding

noun find·ing \ ˈfīn-diŋ \

Definition of finding for Students

1 : the decision of a court
2 : the results of an investigation

Law Dictionary

finding

noun find·ing

legal Definition of finding

: 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 plural : 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
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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