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Determination

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.

determination

noun 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

1 the termination of an estate or interest.
2 the decision reached by a court of justice on a disputed matter.

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.

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He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
Under its influence she became almost religious, and caused some anxiety about her health to her mother, who was puzzled by her unwonted seriousness, and, in particular, by her determination not to speak of the misconduct of Trefusis, which was now the prevailing topic of conversation in the family.
It was because the editor was weak and poor and excused himself, that you repented your first determination.
The whole question of improved armaments has been approached by the governments of the earth in a spirit of nervous and unreflecting haste, whereas the right way was lying plainly before them, and had only to be pursued with calm determination.
This determination was concurred in by all his associates excepting Mr.
The people of Rattleborough had, indeed, so high an opinion of the wisdom and discretion of "Old Charley," that the greater part of them felt disposed to agree with him, and not make a stir in the business "until something should turn up," as the honest old gentleman worded it; and I believe that, after all this would have been the general determination, but for the very suspicious interference of Mr.
I wish it was more satisfactory; but it seems written with such a determination to think well of Lady Susan, that his assurances as to marriage, &c.
And so it was that I found myself that foggy November evening pursuing the Camberwell tram with my heart glowing within me, and with the eager determination that not another day should elapse before I should find some deed which was worthy of my lady.
His keen grey eyes were undimmed, and the only lines upon his face were the lines of iron character and determination that always had been there since first I remembered him, nearly thirty-five years before.
Thus a slave can have no power of determination, a woman but a weak one, a child an imperfect one.
It needed a good deal of firmness and still more patience to induce him to come, but he was really too ill to offer any effective resistance to Stroeve's entreaties and to my determination.
She did not speak with anger, but with determination that was rather frightening.
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