find against (someone or something)

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find against (someone or something)

To declare that someone or something is guilty, as in a courtroom. I'm glad to hear that the jury found against the defendants—there was more than enough evidence to prove their guilt.
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find against someone or something

[for a jury or a judge] to announce a decision against one side of a lawsuit. The jury found against the defendant, who was a horrible witness. The court found against the corporation and levied a fine.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

find against

v.
To decide that someone or something is guilty, as in a court of law: The jury found against the defendants.
See also: find
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Mrs Justice Rafferty told her: "We have had to find against you, but we have urged the other side to drop your fine anyway."