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A trier of fact (or finder of fact) is

[t]he person or persons who decide the facts in legal cases. In a jury trial the jury is the trier of fact. When there is no jury (sometimes called a "bench trial" or "trial to the court"), the judge is the trier of fact. With or without a jury, it is the judge who determines the law in a case.[1]

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  1. Digital Evidence in the Courtroom: A Guide for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors, Glossary, App. E, at 74.

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