Fact-Finder – one or more persons who hear testimony and review evidence to rule on a factual issue; the judge (in a bench trial) or a jury


1. One or more persons who hear testimony and review evidence to rule on a factual issue.  *  The fact-finder may be the judge (in a bench trial) or a jury Often spelled factfinder.  — aka finder a fact; fact~trier or trier of fact (in a judicial proceeding); fact-finding board (for a group or committee).  See FINDING OF FACT.


1..The process of considering the evidence presented to determine the truth about a disputed point of fact.

1. A method of alternative dispute resolution in which an impartial third party determines and studies the facts and positions of disputing parties with a view toward clarifying the issues and helping the parties work through their dispute. [1]


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

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: 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.


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