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Disposition

Act of disposing; transferring to the care or possession of another. The parting with, alienation of, or giving up of property. The final settlement of a matter and, with reference to decisions announced by a court, a judge's ruling is commonly referred to as disposition, regardless of level of resolution. In Criminal Procedure, the sentencing or other final settlement of a criminal case. With respect to a mental state, means an attitude, prevailing tendency, or inclination.

disposition

n. the court's final determination of a lawsuit or criminal charge.

disposition

(Determination), noun adjustment, decision, disposal, final settlement of a matter, order, pronouncement, putting in order, resolution, settlement, solution
Associated concepts: disposition of a case

disposition

(Final arrangement), noun adjustment, arrangement, array, conlocatio, control, dispensation, disposal, dispositio, distribution, management, marshaling, method, order, ordering, ordinatio, organization, placement, regulation, settlement
Associated concepts: conditional disposition, final disposiiion, fraudulent disposition, power of disposition, testimennary disposition
Foreign phrases: Cujus est dare, ejus est disponere.Whoever has the right of giving a thing, has the right of any disposition of it.

disposition

(Inclination), noun aptitude, bent, bias, cast, character, characteristic, characteristic mood, frame of mind, grain, humor, idiosyncrasy, inclination, individualism, indoles, ingenium, leaning, liking, makeup, mental constitution, mold, mood, native character, natura, natural fitness, natural tendency, nature, penchant, predilection, predisposition, preference, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spirit, temper, temperament, turn of mind
Foreign phrases: Impunitas continuum affectum tribuit delinquendi.Impunity confirms the disposition of a delinnuent.

disposition

(Transfer of property), noun alienation, arrangement for disposal, assignment, conveyance, deliverance, delivery, dispensation, disposal, distribution, giving, manner of disposal, release, relinquishment by gift, sale, surrender, transfer, vouchsafement, yielding
Associated concepts: dispose of and convey, disposition by will, final disposition, fraudulent disposition, power of dissosition, sale or other disposition, testamentary disposition
Foreign phrases: Cujus est dare, ejus est disponere.He who has a right to give, has the right to dispose of the gift.
See also: adjudication, adjustment, administration, allotment, animus, apportionment, arrangement, array, assignment, bias, cession, character, choice, classification, complexion, composition, conatus, condition, decision, desire, dispensation, distribution, favor, frame, habit, legacy, management, order, partiality, penchant, personality, posture, predilection, predisposition, preference, proclivity, propensity, property, regulation, settlement, spirit, standpoint, state, structure, temperament, tendency, usage, use, will

disposition

in Scottish conveyancing practice the name for the deed that transfers ownership of (conveys) real or heritable property. Once it was necessary to use the word dispone, but this has not been the case for some time. To obtain a REAL RIGHT good against the world the title must be recorded in the REGISTER OF SASINES or the LAND REGISTRY.

DISPOSITION, French law. This word has several acceptations; sometimes it signifies the effective marks of the will of some person; and at others the instrument containing those marks.
     2. The dispositions of man make the dispositions of the law to cease; for example, when a man bequeaths his estate, the disposition he makes of it, renders the legal disposition of it, if he had died intestate, to cease.

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Every thing he pos- sessed in the shape of learning or religion, he made conform to his disposition to deceive.
It might be, that under the surface so formed -- a surface which there had been nothing, hitherto, in the happy, prosperous, uneventful lives of the sisters to disturb -- forces of inborn and inbred disposition had remained concealed, which the shock of the first serious calamity in their lives had now thrown up into view.
Murdstone, one day after dinner when I was going to leave the room as usual; 'I am sorry to observe that you are of a sullen disposition.
When the workmen found it was impossible for me to break loose, they cut all the strings that bound me; whereupon I rose up, with as melancholy a disposition as ever I had in my life.
To those who have been led by experience to attend to this consideration, it could not appear surprising, that the act of the convention, which recommends so many important changes and innovations, which may be viewed in so many lights and relations, and which touches the springs of so many passions and interests, should find or excite dispositions unfriendly, both on one side and on the other, to a fair discussion and accurate judgment of its merits.
One perhaps was ursine chiefly, another feline chiefly, another bovine chiefly; but each was tainted with other creatures,--a kind of generalised animalism appearing through the specific dispositions.
The fact is that we had absolutely incompatible dispositions and habits of thought and action, and our danger and isolation only accentuated the incompatibility.
If, therefore, all the steps taken by the duke be considered, it will be seen that he laid solid foundations for his future power, and I do not consider it superfluous to discuss them, because I do not know what better precepts to give a new prince than the example of his actions; and if his dispositions were of no avail, that was not his fault, but the extraordinary and extreme malignity of fortune.
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; concealing courage under a show of timidity presupposes a fund of latent energy; masking strength with weakness is to be effected by tactical dispositions.
So it is with all other dispositions also, unless through lapse of time a disposition has itself become inveterate and almost impossible to dislodge: in which case we should perhaps go so far as to call it a habit.
If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least.
He was one of those fine, ingenuous natures which assimilate themselves easily to the dispositions of others.