Fact Law and Legal Definition

Fact refers to something done or performed or something that has occurred for sure. Facts are statements that are held to be the truth or reality. It may be a statement that can be checked and confirmed. Matters of fact could have various definitions under common law jurisdictions. For e.g., in legal pleadings, facts could be necessary to demonstrate a cause of action. Fact could refer to determinations made by a finder of fact after evaluating evidence. It could also refer to various matters subject to investigation by official authority to establish whether a crime has been perpetrated, and to establish culpability.