Legal Definition and Related Resources of Finding

Meaning of Finding

decision of a judge or jury on issues of fact. It is designed to facilitate review by disclosing the grounds on which the judgment rests .

Finding Alternative Definition

The result of the deliberations of a jury or a court. 1 Day (Conn.) 238; 2 Day (Conn.) 12. The “findings of fact” of a judge, on which his decision is based,

Synonyms of Finding


  • ascertainment
  • award
  • conclusion
  • decision
  • decree
  • determination
  • judgment
  • judicial conclusion
  • judicial outcome
  • judicial verdict
  • opinion
  • opinion of the court
  • order
  • outcome
  • precedent
  • pronouncement
  • report
  • resolution
  • resolution of the court
  • result
  • ruling
  • sentence
  • solution
  • verdict
  • verdict afterjudicial inquiry
  • Associated Concepts: administrative finding
  • erroneous finding
  • evidence sufficient to support a finding
  • evidentiary finding
  • finding of a referee
  • finding of fact
  • finding of guilt
  • general findings
  • implied findings
  • inconsistent findings
  • special finding
  • supplemental findings

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Finding in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Mentioned in these terms

Capricious, Concur, Concurrent, Conviction, Interpretation, Presumption.

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Finding

(You may find finding at the world legal encyclopedia and the etimology of more terms).

c. 1300, “act of discovering” (by chance or after searching; also an instance of this); verbal noun from find (verb). From c. 1400 as “what the mind discovers; knowledge attained by human effort” (as distinct from revelation or authority). Late 14c. as “act of sustaining, supporting, or providing the necessities of life; that which is provided by way of sustenance and support.” Legal sense “proceedings leading to a verdict in an inquisition, etc.,” is from mid-15c. Old English finding meant “invention.” Related: Findings.




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