question of law

Definition of "question of law"
  1. An issue in a lawsuit or criminal case which pertains solely to understanding the law itself and applying it to the case's facts, and is decided by a judge rather than a jury
How to use "question of law" in a sentence
  1. The dispute became a question of law when the interpretation of the statute came into focus.
  2. As a question of law, contract interpretation was for the judge to decide.
  3. Whether the contract was legally binding turned into a question of law.

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