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It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
Thomas Reid

Meaning of "question of fact" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES QUESTION OF FACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Question of fact

In law, a question of fact, also known as a point of fact, is a question which must be answered by reference to facts and evidence, and inferences arising from those facts. Such a question is distinct from a question of law, which must be answered by applying relevant legal principles. The answer to a question of fact is usually dependent on particular circumstances or factual situations. To illustrate the difference: ▪ Question of fact: Did Mr. and Mrs. Jones leave their 10-year-old child home alone with their baby for 4 days? ▪ Question of law: Does leaving a baby with a 10-year old child for 4 days fit the legal definition of child neglect? All questions of fact are capable of proof or disproof, by reference to a certain standard of proof. Depending on the nature of the matter, the standard of proof may require that a fact be proven to be "more likely than not", that is there is barely more evidence for the fact than against, as established by a preponderance of the evidence; or true beyond reasonable doubt. Answers to questions of fact are determined by a trier of fact, such as a jury, or a judge.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUESTION OF FACT

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WORDS THAT END LIKE QUESTION OF FACT

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benefact
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French fact
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matter of fact
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Synonyms and antonyms of question of fact in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «question of fact» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

事实问题
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuestión de hecho
570 millions of speakers

English

question of fact
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इस तथ्य का प्रश्न
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مسألة واقع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Вопрос о том,
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

questão de fato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সত্যের প্রশ্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

question de fait
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Persoalan fakta
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tatsachenfrage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

事実問題
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사실 질문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pitakonan kasunyatan
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Câu hỏi của thực tế
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உண்மையில் கேள்வி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खरंच प्रश्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Olgu meselesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

questione di fatto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kwestia rzeczywistości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Питання про те ,
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chestiune de fapt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πραγματικό ζήτημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vraag van die feit
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

sakfråga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Spørsmålet om faktum
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about question of fact

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QUOTES WITH «QUESTION OF FACT»

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Thomas Reid
It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUESTION OF FACT»

Discover the use of question of fact in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to question of fact and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide
1997) (Federal Circuit split on whether "experimental use" in the context of § 102( b) is a question of fact or law). 25 Hoover (tip., Inc. v. Custom Metalcraft, Inc., 66 F. 3d 299, 302 (Fed. Cir. 1995); Glaverbel Societe Anonyme v. Northlake ...
Alan L. Durham, 1999
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Sourcebook of Canadian Media Law
Whether there was in fact a publication of certain words, 1 understand is a question of fact for the jury with the burden of proof being on the plaintiffs. Whether the words or images complained of refer to the plaintiffs is a question of fact for the ...
Robert Martin, Stuart Adam, 1994
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How to Do Things with Rules: A Primer of Interpretation
is a question of fact, while the question whether his use of the broom constituted an 'entry' is a question involving the scope of the word 'entry' and is a question of interpretation. If the issue were to be posed in the form of a single question, 'Did ...
William Twining, David Miers, 1999
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Invitation to Public Speaking
A question of fact addresses whether something is verifiably true or not. For example, we can determine with certainty who won last summer's Boston marathon by consulting a yearbook or looking up marathon records online, and so the facts ...
Cindy Griffin, 2008
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Administration of Government Contracts
Moreover, the existence of industry or trade practice is a question of fact, John McShain, Inc., v. United States, 199 Ct. Cl. 364, 370, 462 F.2d 489 (1972), evidence of which may always explain or define, as distinguished from vary or contradict, ...
John Cibinic, Ralph C. Nash, James F. Nagle, 2006
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Professional Liability and Property Transactions
1 Mitigation - a question of fact Whether a plaintiff has acted reasonably or unreasonably is a question of fact and will depend on the individual circumstances of the case.74 The plaintiff is only required to take those steps that are reasonable ...
Sharon Christensen, W. D. Duncan, Tamara Walsh, 2004
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Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law: ...
In fact, the 506 Restatement (Third) of Unfair Competition (1993) also classifies infringement as a question of fact. However, a number of courts now consider infringement to be a question of law and therefore reviewable under the de novo  ...
Sheldon W. Halpern, Craig Allen Nard, Kenneth L. Port, 2007
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Communicating in Groups and Teams: Sharing Leadership
The question of what policies already exist is a question of fact, and the question of whether the existing policies are good is a question of value. The question of what a policy should be, however, Copyright 2009 Cengage Learning, Inc. All ...
Gay Lumsden, Donald Lumsden, Carolyn Wiethoff, 2009
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Administrative Law and Procedure
A question of fact addresses the resolution of a factual dispute. Thus, if an immigration judge had interpreted the INA correctly but had found that the evidence did not support a finding that Mr. Kazemi had a well-founded fear of persecution, this ...
Elizabeth C. Richardson, 1995
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Introduction to Communication Course Book 1: The Basics
is a question of fact. Jones either committed the crime or he did not. Questions of fact also describe existing conditions. For example, "Where should the company locate the new staff cafeteria?" is a question of fact which describes a matter of ...
S. Steinberg, 1995

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUESTION OF FACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term question of fact is used in the context of the following news items.
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Florida's Third District Finds Existence of a Question of Fact
In Laquer v. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, 2015 Fla. App. Lexis 7570 (Fla. 3d DCA May 20, 2015), the Third District reversed a trial court's order ... «JD Supra, Jun 15»
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Timing of termination creates question of fact in association …
The timing of the events weighed in favor of Booker and created a question of fact, which means Booker's claims against his former employer will now be ... «JD Supra, May 15»
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Obviousness as a Question of Fact
Fact or Law: In its analysis here, the Federal Circuit gave deference to the jury verdict — re-holding that “the question of whether there was a reason to combine ... «Patently-O, Mar 15»
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Are Questions Of Fact Being Overlooked In Software Cases?
If a question of fact is implicated, however, it must be resolved by a trier of fact by weighing evidence and credibility. District courts would then be prevented, ... «Law360, Jan 15»
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Law Of Willful Infringement Continues To Evolve Post-Bard
First, willfulness had previously been regarded as a question of fact to be decided by a jury.[9] Now, willfulness is to be decided largely by the court, and, in most ... «Law360, Sep 13»
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Doctrine of Equivalents: On the Rise Again?
(Like direct infringement, infringement under the doctrine of equivalents is a question of fact typically decided by a jury.) One aspect of the doctrine of equivalents ... «Patently-O, Feb 13»
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Federal courts finds question of fact as to "employee" status of …
As we have detailed many times, the legal determination as to when an individual providing services is performing work which must be compensated under the ... «Lexology, Jan 13»

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