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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

To decide that someone or something is guilty, as in a court of law: The jury found against the defendants.
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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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Whatever their excuses, the referee found against them - along with 10 more Tories, 12 Labour MPs and one Lib Dem - and they should all have abided by that decision or left the pitch.
As prima facie evidence was found against the official, the DSIR decided to suspend him pending a full inquiry, sources said.
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The appeals body of the Turf Club, under the chairmanship of Roy Craigie, reversed the decision of the Naas stewards, who found against Grant after his mount, Mon Champion, caused interference to other horses before finishing fifth in a 1m2f handicap.
The Texas State Court found against Ramco, who are appealing.
THE local authority watchdog has found against a council over its handling of a planning application.
The champion jump jockey will have to sit out this Sunday after the Jockey Club disciplinary panel found against him over his riding of the unplaced Case Equal in the Vaillant Boilers Novices' Handicap Hurdle on July 6.
The teenager - who wept and had to be comforted by her mother when the court found against her - was warned she could be facing a period in a young offenders' institution.