One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A statement of the facts of a case.
- ‘I do not agree with Mr. McNevin's criticisms of the time spent in preparation on the facts, the law, or the factum and other documents.’
- ‘The Plaintiff accepts as correct the summary of facts as stated by the Defendant in its factum as follows.’
- ‘Again, the Plaintiffs rely upon bald statements in their factum without supporting evidence.’
- ‘As a result of this unorthodox approach, I was unable to take any statement contained within the factum at its face value, but was required to go back to source to verify each assertion.’
- ‘In their factum, the plaintiffs submit that this Rule is ‘inadequate and inappropriate’ for a number of reasons including the expenditure of resources and the test to be met.’
Late 18th century: from Latin, literally ‘something done or made’.
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