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Decision meaning

decision - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.
  2. 2. The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion.
  3. 3. An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court.
  4. 4. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.
  5. 5. The outcome of a proceeding before a judge, arbitrator, government agency or other legal tribunal. " Decision" is a general term often used interchangeably with the terms judgment or " opinion." To be precise, however, a judgment is the written form of the court’ s decision in the clerk’ s minutes or notes, and an opinion is a written document setting out the reasons for reaching the decision.
  6. 6. Determination; settlement; firmness.

decision - examples of usage

  1. " I have a reason for what I do," he added, seeing her smile at his tone of decision. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Ruth's decision was taken on the instant. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Then you will let me know your decision as soon as you can? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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