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Question of fact   /kwˈɛstʃən əv fækt/   Listen
Question of fact

A disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide.  Synonym: matter of fact.

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"Question of fact" Quotes from Famous Books

... again, shut the door, and resumed our seats. I was thinking how best to improve this advantage, if it might be called one, when he took up the conversation in such a matter of course way, so assuming that there could be no serious question of fact between us, that I felt myself placed in the weakest ...
— Mugby Junction • Charles Dickens

... Protectorate, we may very safely allow the combined authority of Sir William Temple—of the king—and of that very prime minister who disbanded Cromwell's army, to outweigh the single authority of Hume at the distance of a century from the facts. Upon any question of fact, indeed, Hume's authority ...
— The Notebook of an English Opium-Eater • Thomas de Quincey

... importance, concerns the time when a letter takes effect, and this is governed by the question of fact as to whom the Post Office Department is acting for. If, in making an offer, I ask for a reply by mail or simply for a reply, I constitute the mail as my agent, and the acceptor of that offer will be presumed to have communicated with me at the moment when he consigns his letter to the mails. He ...
— How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) - A Complete Guide to Correct Business and Personal Correspondence • Mary Owens Crowther

... establishing a rate, "acted within the scope of its power" and did not violate "constitutional rights * * * by imposing confiscatory requirements" and that a carrier, contesting the rate thus established, accordingly was not entitled to have a court also pass upon a question of fact regarding the reasonableness of a higher rate charged by it prior to the order of the commission. All that need concern a court, it said, is the fairness of the proceeding whereby the commission determined that the existing rate was excessive; but not the expediency or wisdom of the commission's ...
— The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation • Edward Corwin

Words linked to "Question of fact" :   question, head, matter of fact

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