trier of law
the person (such as a judge) or group of people (such as a jury) who determines the law, as opposed to the facts, in a lawsuit If there is no jury the judge is the trier of fact as well as the trier of law.
- I sit as the trier of law, determining what law applies to the facts.
- The question becomes one to be decided by the trier of law.
- The meaning to be given words is a matter of law and is exclusively within the function of the trier of law.
- In a bench trial, the judge presides as both trier of law and trier of fact.
- The Magistrate acts as the trier of law.