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find for (someone or something)
To declare that someone or something is innocent, as in a courtroom. The jury found for the plaintiff, and the defendant had to pay a hefty fine.
find for someone or something
[for a jury or a judge] to announce a decision in favor of one side of a lawsuit. The judge found for Mrs. Franklin, and that made her family quite happy. The court found for the plaintiff and admonished the defense lawyer.
To decide that someone or something is innocent, as in a court of law: The judge found for the plaintiff after the hearing.