Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To discover a lost chattel; to state judicially a conclusion of law or fact; to arrive at a decision, by a court or a verdict, by a jury. See 74 Wis. 267, 42 N. W. 110.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To discover; to determine; to ascertain and declare. To announce a conclusion, as the result of judicial investigation, upon a disputed fact or state of facts; as a jury are said to "find a will." To determine a controversy in favor of one of the parties; as a jury "find for the plaintiff." State v. Bulkeley, 61 Co.nn. 287, 23 Atl. 186, 14 L. R. A. 657; Weeks v. Trask, 81 Me, 127, 16 AtL 413, 2 L. R. A. 532; Southern Bell Teh, etn., Ch v. Watte, 66 Fed. 460, 13 C. C. A. 579.