Finding
Finding Find"ing, n. 1. That which is found, come upon, or provided; esp. (pl.), that which a journeyman artisan finds or provides for himself; as tools, trimmings, etc. [1913 Webster]

When a man hath been laboring . . . in the deep mines of knowledge, hath furnished out his findings in all their equipage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Support; maintenance; that which is provided for one; expence; provision. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The result of a judicial examination or inquiry, especially into some matter of fact; a verdict; as, the finding of a jury. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

After his friends finding and his rent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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