Definition of Question of law
1. Noun. A disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide.
Generic synonyms: Head, Question
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Lexicographical Neighbors of Question Of Law
Literary usage of Question of law
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"As to what the evidence tends to prove, it is a question of law and is for the court to decide. The Newton patent was a written instrument and was for the ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Negligence by Thomas Gaskell Shearman, Amasa Angell Redfield (1888)
"When the direct fact in issue is established by undisputed evidence, and such fact is decisive of the cause, a question of law is raised, and the court ..."
3. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence by Thomas Starkie, George Morley Dowdeswell, John George Malcolm, George Sharswood (1876)
"A reasonable time for countermanding a trust was held to be a question of law : Scheibel v. Fairbain, 1 B. & P. 388. In Hurst v. ..."
4. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"Equity may decree specific performance of railway contracts, referring the question of law to the law courts. 2. But where the legal right is clear, ..."
5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"The question as to the existence of facts rendering secondary evidence of the contents of a written instrument admissible is a question of law for the court ..."
6. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"... 1288 2044 ] LAW AND FACT—Continued distinction between, in matters of interpretation, 616. materiality of alteration is a question of law, 1908. ..."
7. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf, Simon Greenleaf Croswell (1892)
"Thus the question of probable cause belongs to the court ; but where it is a mixed question of law and fact intimately blended, as, for example, ..."
8. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf, John Wilder May (1876)
"Thus the question of probable cause belongs to the court; but where it is a mixed question of law and fact intimately blended, as, for example, ..."