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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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find against

v.
To decide that someone or something is guilty, as in a court of law: The jury found against the defendants.
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Alleging that NAB initiated the step when some food officials were found involved in wrongdoings, Mr Khan said the mills submitted the record as per NAB demand and were waiting for further directions apprehending they could be harassed in the name of investigations even though 'no illegality or irregularity was found against them in the record' as they had nothing to conceal.
The Court acquitted Anwar Hussain and Khurram shahzad as no evidence was found against them.
However, the court acquitted 26 other accused as no evidence could be found against them, said sources.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui heard the case and is quite right in pointing out that no action should be taken against the accused if no evidence could be found against them. It should be left upon the judicial system to check whether or not the accused has committed an act of blasphemy , and then take action accordingly.
KARACHI: The police on Wednesday informed a judicial magistrate that three persons accused in a case pertaining to a shooting incident at Do Darya that claimed a life of youth, Zafir Hafim, have been released as no evidence were found against them.In a report, the investigators maintained that they had found nothing to implicate Hussain Burney, Haider and Raza Burney in the case therefore, they were released.
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.
Four persons, including a woman, who were detained for questioning in connection with the Bodh Gaya bomb blasts, were released today as no evidence was found against them. "The four have been released after no evidence of their connection with the explosions was found during their questioning," Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj told PTI.
All candidates, especially, the big guns would be disqualified if evidence were found against them, he maintained.
It took Mr Justice Foskett nearly four months to rule that we were not statute-barred from suing the MoD and he found against them at almost every turn of his judgment when he decided in our favour.
The game passed off peacefully amid a huge security presence, since when Mr Ali, Mr Sophi and their eight fellow suspects have been freed after no evidence was found against them.
In the investigation report submitted to the administrative judge, investigating officer Syed Mohammad Sarfaraz of the Counter-Terrorism Department recommended that the three detained suspects be released under Section 497(II) of the Criminal Procedure Code since no solid evidence had so far been found against them during the course of investigation.
The judge of the ATC, Mohammad Asghar Khan while announcing the verdict acquitted them as no solid proof was found against them.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, who heard the case, said that no action should be taken against the accused if no evidence could be found against them. He further remarked that a person is guilty on two counts if he/she falsely accuses someone of blasphemy, adding that the court will decide whether the evidence against the accused is insufficient or if they were falsely accused of blasphemy.
Investigating officer Syed Mohammad Sarfaraz of the Counter-Terrorism Department submitted an investigation report before the administrative court and recommended that the three detained suspects be released under Section 497(II) of the Criminal Procedure Code since no solid evidence had so far been found against them during the course of investigation.