question of fact

noun
a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
Syn: ↑matter of fact
Hypernyms: ↑question, ↑head

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a question concerning the reality of an alleged event or circumstance in a trial by jury, usually determined by the jury. Cf. question of law.

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question of fact (Eng law)
That part of the issue which is decided by the jury
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Main Entry:question

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Law an issue to be decided by a jury

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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