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Meaning of "question of law" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES QUESTION OF LAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Question of law

In jurisprudence, a question of law is a question which must be answered by applying relevant legal principles, by an interpretation of the law. Such a question is distinct from a question of fact, which must be answered by reference to facts and evidence, and inferences arising from those facts. Answers to questions of law are generally expressed in terms of broad legal principles, and are capable of being applied to many situations, rather than being dependent on particular circumstances or factual situations. An answer to a question of law as applied to the particular facts of a case is often referred to as a "conclusion of law". 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? While questions of fact are resolved by a trier of fact, which in the common law system is often a jury, questions of law are always resolved by a judge, or an equivalent.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUESTION OF LAW

question
question mark
question master
question of fact
Question Period
question tag
question time
questionability
questionable
questionableness
questionably
questionary
questionee
questioner
questioning
questioningly
questionist
questionless
questionlessly
questionnaire

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUESTION OF LAW

administrative law
case law
civil law
commercial law
common law
contract law
court of law
criminal law
due process of law
employment law
go to law
international law
maritime law
martial law
matter of law
property law
rule of law
the law
the unwritten law
wager of law

Synonyms and antonyms of question of law in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «question of law» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

法律问题
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cuestión de derecho
570 millions of speakers

English

question of law
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कानून का सवाल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مسألة القانون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Вопрос о законе
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

questão de direito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আইন প্রশ্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

question de droit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Persoalan undang-undang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rechtsfrage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

法律問題
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

법의 질문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pitakonan saka hukum
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

câu hỏi của pháp luật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சட்டத்தின் கேள்வி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कायद्याचा प्रश्न
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hukuk sorunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

questione di diritto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pytanie prawne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Питання про закон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

problemă de drept
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νομικό ζήτημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

regsvraag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rättsfråga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rettsspørsmål
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUESTION OF LAW»

Discover the use of question of law in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to question of law and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sourcebook of Canadian Media Law
Whether the words or images or sounds complained of are reasonably capable of a defamatory meaning in their natural and ordinary meaning, that is, of being defamatory, is a question of law for the judge. Whether the words, images or ...
Robert Martin, Stuart Adam, 1994
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Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide
... and others "questions of fact" for the jury.24 For example, anticipation is a question of fact for the jury,25 but obviousness is a question of law for the judge. 26 Claim interpretation is a question of law,27 but infringement is a question of fact.w ...
Alan L. Durham, 1999
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The Inherent Right of Self-Defence in International Law
This book unravels the legal and factual complications that have obscured the answer to this question.
Murray Colin Alder, 2012
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Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems
The . . . question of foreseeability can be relevant both to the element of duty (the existence of which is a question of law) and the element of proximate causation ( the existence of which is a question of fact). The temptation therefore is to merge  ...
Arthur Best, David W. Barnes, 2007
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Law and the Question of the Animal: A Critical Jurisprudence
It is a challenging task indeed to engage with the manifold interactions between human social construction, living bio-materiality and the polyphony of complexities attending the question of law and its constitutive role, but the book you hold in ...
Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir, 2013
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Federal Administrative Law
Questions of Law [13.22] A question of law may arise in the making of a decision. This may be a question about the substantive law or the procedural law of the decision. Generally, where a party makes a major submission to a decision maker ...
Christopher Enright, 2001
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Law, Violence, and the Possibility of Justice
The result is a remarkable volume that stimulates us to reconsider connections that we too often leave unexplored. "This volume performs an important function.
Austin Sarat, 2001
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Judicial Review and Compliance with Administrative Law
Be that as it may, the courts are capable of applying differing standards to their exercise of this power of interference. Two approaches seem to be present in the case law. First, the courts have treated as a question of law the application of ...
Simon Halliday, 2004
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Foundations of Law: Cases, Commentary and Ethics
Distinguishing fact from law is not a simple matter. Generally, facts are concerned with what happened—answers to the questions of who, when, what, and how. These are questions or issues of fact. A question of law involves the application or ...
Carol Bast, Ransford Pyle, 2010
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The Anatomy of Tort Law
As a result, when a court answers a question of law in a tort case, it will be concerned not only with the impact of that answer on the dispute before it, but also with its impact on other similar disputes which may already have arisen or which may ...
Peter Cane, 1997

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« EDUCALINGO. Question of law [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/question-of-law>. Nov 2019 ».
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