question of law

question of law
noun
a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
Syn: ↑matter of law
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑question, ↑head

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a question concerning a rule or the legal effect or consequence of an event or circumstance, usually determined by a court or judge. Cf. question of fact.

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question of law
That part decided by the judge
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Main Entry:question

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Law an issue to be decided by a judge

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