question of law



question of law (plural questions of law)

  1. (law) An issue to be decided by the judge, concerning the application or interpretation of the law.
  2. (law) A question that the law itself has authoritatively answered, so that the court may not answer it as a matter of discretion.
  3. (law) An issue about what the law is on a particular point; an issue in which the parties argue about, and the court must decide, what the true rule of law is.
  4. (law) An issue that, although it may turn on a factual point, is reserved for the court and excluded from the jury; an issue that is exclusively within the province of the judge and not the jury.



  • Black's Law Dictionary 10th Edition (2014)