Meaning of find for in English:

find for

phrasal verb

Law
  • find for someone(of a court) make a decision in favour of someone or judge them to be innocent.

    ‘the Court of Exchequer found for the plaintiffs’
    • ‘The court should find for the Attorney General on this one - a public nuisance need not arise from the use of land.’
    • ‘For those reasons we respectfully submit that the Court should find for the defendants in relation to this claim.’
    • ‘The judge found in favour of the claimant against both the first and second defendants for damages to be assessed, subject to a deduction of 50% in respect of contributory negligence.’
    • ‘The Court of Appeal having found in favour of the plaintiffs, the Home Office appealed to the House of Lords.’
    • ‘I should add that had I not found in favour of the plaintiff I would have still dismissed the counterclaim on the basis the defendant had failed to prove its damages.’