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award

Legal Definition of award

Noun

  1. judicial decision

Definition of award

Etymology

    From Middle English awarden < Anglo-Norman awarder < Mediaeval Latin *exwardare < Latin ex ("out") + Mediaeval Latin wardare, guardare ("to observe, regard, guard").

Pronunciation

Noun

award (plural awards)

  1. (law) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
  2. (law) The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
  3. A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition.
  4. (obsolete) Care, keeping.

    * 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book VIII:
    Than the kynge for grete favour made Tramtryste to be put in his doughtyrs awarde and kepying, because she was a noble surgeon.

  5. (Australian) A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry.

Verb

to award (third-person singular simple present awards, present participle awarding, simple past and past participle awarded)

  1. (transitive, law) To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the complainant.
  2. (intransitive) To determine; to make or grant an award.

Synonyms

  • (make or grant an award): crown

Derived terms

  • awardee
  • awarder

External links

  • award in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • award in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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