trier of fact


trier of fact
Term includes
(a) the jury and
(b) the court when the court is trying an issue of fact other than one relating to the admissibility of evidence. Calif. Evid.Code.
Commonly refers to judge in jury waived trial or jury which, in either case, has the exclusive obligation to make findings of fact in contrast to rulings of law which must be made by judge. Also may refer to hearing officer or judge in administrative proceeding

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • trier of fact — trier of fact: the judge in a bench trial or jury in a jury trial that carries the responsibility of determining the issues of fact in a case – called also factfinder, finder of fact, trier; Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …   Law dictionary

  • Trier of fact — A trier of fact (or finder of fact) is a person who determines facts in a legal proceeding. To determine a fact is to decide, from the evidence, whether something existed or some event occurred. [W A Wilson, A Note on Fact and Law (1963) 26 MLR… …   Wikipedia

  • trier of fact — noun A person or group of people given the responsibility of determining the facts of a case from evidence presented in a legal proceeding. See Also: finder of fact …   Wiktionary

  • fact — n [Latin factum deed, real happening, something done, from neuter of factus, past participle of facere to do, make] 1: something that has actual existence: a matter of objective reality 2: any of the circumstances of a case that exist or are… …   Law dictionary

  • trier — tri·er / trī ər/ n: trier of fact Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. trier …   Law dictionary

  • fact finder — n. The person or group of people whose job is to determine the facts in a case; also called the trier of fact. See also jury The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. fact finder …   Law dictionary

  • Fact — For other uses, see Fact (disambiguation). A fact (derived from the Latin Factum, see below) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be shown… …   Wikipedia

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  • fact finder — Person or persons appointed by business, government, or by court to investigate, hear testimony from witnesses, or otherwise determine and report facts concerning a particular event, situation, or dispute (e.g., jury; administrative hearing… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fact finder — Person or persons appointed by business, government, or by court to investigate, hear testimony from witnesses, or otherwise determine and report facts concerning a particular event, situation, or dispute (e.g., jury; administrative hearing… …   Black's law dictionary


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