Legal Definition of award
- judicial decision
Definition of award
From Middle English awarden < Anglo-Norman awarder < Mediaeval Latin *exwardare < Latin ex ("out") + Mediaeval Latin wardare, guardare ("to observe, regard, guard").
award (plural awards)
- (law) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
- (law) The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
- A trophy or medal; something that denotes an accomplishment, especially in a competition.
- (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.
- (Australian) A negotiated minimum wage that is set for a particular trade or industry.
to award (third-person singular simple present awards, present participle awarding, simple past and past participle awarded)
- (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.
- (intransitive) To determine; to make or grant an award.
- (make or grant an award): crown
- award in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- award in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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