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  • Something which is true, see reality.
  • At law, a statement which is found to be true by a "tryer of fact," sometimes a jury, but often the court (the judge or judges) after hearing evidence.

Fact is to be contrasted with law. the jury is the finder of fact; the judge is the determiner of law. appellate courts generally only consider only possible errors of law[?] and only very rarely overturn errors of fact[?].

Depending on the nature of the matter the standard of proof[?] may require that a fact be proved to be "more likely than not", that is there is barely more evidence for the fact than against; established by a preponderance of the evidence[?]; or true beyond a reasonable doubt[?].

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