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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 also: special verdict 

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