Jury Question – a question of fact, which a jury decides, as opposed to a question of law, decided by a judge

jury question:

1. A question of fact, as opposed to a question of law; that is, a question that is for the jury, rather than the judge, to decide. [1]

1. An issue of fact that a jury decides. See QUESTION OF FACT.

2. A special question that a court may ask a jury that will will deliver a special verdict. See special interrogatory under interrogatory. [2]

question of fact:

1. An issue that has not been predetermined and authoritatively answered by the law.  *  An example is whether a particular criminal defendant is guilty of an offense or whether a contractor has delayed unreasonably in constructing a building.

2. An issue that does not involved what the law is on a given point.

3. A disputed issue to be resolved by the jury in a jury trial or by the judge in a bench trial. — aka fact questionSee FACT-FINDER.

4. An issue capable of being answered by way of demonstration, as opposed to a question of unverifiable opinion.  See issue of fact under issue.


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[1]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[2]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4


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