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specific finding

n. a decision on a fact made by a jury in its verdict and which the judge has requested the jury to determine as part of its deliberations. Often the judge gives a jury a list of decisions on findings of fact to be made to help the jurors focus on the issues. Example: Findings: Was defendant exceeding the speed limit?--yes; Was Defendant negligent?--yes; If Defendant was negligent, was the negligence a proximate cause of damages to defendant?--yes; and so forth. (See: special verdict)

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Lord Hutton made a very specific finding about the allegation that the (Iraq weapons) dossier was so-called 'sexed-up' or that intelligence was falsified, that that allegation was wrong," he said.
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