Definition of factum in English:


Line breaks: fac¦tum
Pronunciation: /ˈfaktəm

noun (plural factums or facta /-tə/)

Law , chiefly Canadian
  • A statement of the facts of a case: the factum of the intervener shall not exceed 20 pages
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    • 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.
    • 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.


late 18th century: from Latin, literally 'something done or made'.

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