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The final resolution or conclusion of a controversy.
In legal use, determination usually implies the conclusion of a dispute or lawsuit by the rendering of a final decision. After consideration of the facts, a determination is generally set forth by a court of justice or other type of formal decision maker, such as the head of an Administrative Agency.
Determination has been used synonymously with adjudication, award, decree, and judgment. A ruling is a judicial determination concerning matters, such as the admissibility of evidence or a judicial or an administrative interpretation of a statute or regulation.
determinationnoun adjudgment, adjudication, appraisal, appraisement, appreciation, apprisement, arbitrium, ascertainment, assessment, authoritative estimate, authoritative opinion, award, conclusion, considered opinion, consilium, conviction, court decision, decision, declaration, decree, diagnosis, final assessment, finding, institutum, iudicium, judgment on facts, opinion, order, pronouncement, reasoned judgment, reckoning, recommendation, resolve, result, result ascertained, ruling, sentence, settlement, solution, verdict
Associated concepts: actual determination, determination of a suit, determination of claims, determination of fact, deeermination of guilt, final determination, judicial determinaaion, official determination, review a determination
Foreign phrases: Judicia in deliberationibus crebro maaurescunt, in accelerato processu nunquam.Judgments frequently mature by deliberations, never by hurried process. De audiendo et terminando. To hear and deterrine. In propria causa nemo judex. No one can be judge in his own case.
See also: activity, adjudication, alternative, animus, answer, appraisal, assessment, award, belief, certainty, cessation, choice, cognovit, collation, conatus, conclusion, consequence, contemplation, conviction, decision, denouement, design, desire, diligence, discretion, election, end, estimate, estimation, finality, finding, finding of guilt, goal, holding, idea, industry, intent, intention, judgment, motive, opinion, option, payoff, perception, perseverance, poll, project, purpose, rating, referendum, res judicata, resolution, result, ruling, selection, sentence, solution, specification, surety, tenacity, termination, verdict, volition, vote, will
DETERMINATION. The end, the conclusion, of a right or authority; as, the determination of a lease. 1 Com. Dig. Estates by Grant, G 10, 11, and 12.. The determination of an authority is the end of the authority given; the end of the return day of a writ determines the authority of the sheriff; the death of the principal determines the authority of a mere attorney. By determination is also understood the decision or judgment of a court of justice.