Definitions for "Trier of fact"
Keywords:  jury, judge, bench, decide, trial
The factual decision maker of a case. The judge for a bench trial (no jury) or a jury in a jury trial who determine the factual finding of the case as it applies to applicable law.
Usually the jury, but sometimes a judge, appointed to hear evidence and determine the truth from it.
Term includes both the jury and the court when the court is trying an issue of fact other than one relating to the admissibility of evidence. The jury is instructed to answer special interrogatories or, in a bench trial, the judge must make findings.