question of law


question of law
question of law see question 2

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

question of law
An issue arising in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution which only relates to determination of what the law is, how it is applied to the facts in the case, and other purely legal points in contention. All "questions of law" arising before, during, and sometimes after a trial are to be determined solely by the judge and not by the jury. (See also: question of fact)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


question of law
n. The legal significance of the question of fact; a disputed legal question, left to a judge to determine. Appellate courts usually make their determinations based upon questions of law rather than questions of fact.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


question of law
An issue that is within the province of the judge, as opposed to the jury, because it involves the application or interpretation of legal principles or statutes.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


question of law
An issue that is within the province of the judge, as opposed to the jury, because it involves the application or interpretation of legal principles or statutes.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

question of law
n.
   an issue arising in a lawsuit or criminal prosecution which only relates to determination of what the law is, how it is applied to the facts in the case, and other purely legal points in contention. All "questions of law" arising before, during and sometimes after a trial are to be determined solely by the judge and not by the jury. "Questions of law" are differentiated from "questions of fact," which are decided by the jury and only by the judge if there is no jury.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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