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Decision

A conclusion reached after an evaluation of facts and law.

As a generic term, decision refers to both administrative and judicial determinations. It includes final judgments, rulings, and inter-locutory or provisional orders made by the court pending the outcome of the case. Frequently, a decision is considered the initial step in a rendition by a court of a judgment in an action.

When referring to judicial matters, a decision is not the same as an opinion, although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. A decision is the pronouncement of the solution of the court or judgment in a case, while an opinion is a statement of the reasons for its determination made by the court.

decision

n. judgment, decree, or determination of findings of fact and/or of law by a judge, arbitrator, court, governmental agency, or other official tribunal (court). (See: judgment, decree, findings of fact)

decision

(Election), noun choosing, judgment, pick, selection, will
Associated concepts: appellate decision, decision upon the merits, lower court decision

decision

(Judgment), noun choice, decree, placitum, resolution, verdict
See also: adjudication, alternative, animus, arbitration, authority, award, call, choice, cognovit, conclusion, consequence, conviction, decree, desire, determination, dilemma, discernment, discretion, disposition, documentation, election, finding, finding of guilt, holding, judgment, opinion, option, outcome, poll, pronouncement, referendum, relief, res judicata, result, ruling, selection, sentence, verdict, volition, vote, will

decision

an Act of the EUROPEAN UNION that (unless it comes from the EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY (ECSC), which ceased to exist in 2002) is binding in its entirety on the person or persons to whom it is addressed whether member state, person or undertaking. It can be imposed by the Council of the European Union or the Commission of the European Union. It tends to be administrative in character. It can have DIRECT EFFECT. The rights and obligations arising under the international agreements concluded by the ESCS were taken over by the EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, by instrument in 2002.

DECISION, practice. A judgment given by a competent tribunal. The French lawyers call the opinions which they give on questions propounded to them, decisions. Vide Inst. 1, 2, 8 Dig. 1, 2, 2.

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