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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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It was growing late, and there was a general disposition to disband.
Weston would not be blind to folly, though in his own son; but he is very likely to have a more yielding, complying, mild disposition than would suit your notions of man's perfection.
Their gentleness, their genuine attention to other people, and their manly unstudied simplicity is much more accordant with her real disposition, than the liveliness--often artificial, and often ill-timed of the other.
But what I chiefly admired, and thought altogether unaccountable, was the strong disposition I observed in them towards news and politics, perpetually inquiring into public affairs, giving their judgments in matters of state, and passionately disputing every inch of a party opinion.
To this his answer was that he thanked me for the disposition I showed to do honour to him and to regard myself as honoured by the bestowal of his treasure; but that as my father was alive it was his by right to make this demand, for if it were not in accordance with his full will and pleasure, Luscinda was not to be taken or given by stealth.
It is therefore improbable that there should exist a disposition in the federal councils to usurp the powers with which they are connected; because the attempt to exercise those powers would be as troublesome as it would be nugatory; and the possession of them, for that reason, would contribute nothing to the dignity, to the importance, or to the splendor of the national government.
She would soon begin, not only to lose confidence in her neighbors, but also to feel a disposition equally unfavorable to them.
The remaining points on which I propose to compare the federal and State governments, are the disposition and the faculty they may respectively possess, to resist and frustrate the measures of each other.
His passionate disposition finally brought him into trouble with the magistrate of his district, who had him cast into prison, where he died at the age of forty-two.
True, I have now grown used to it, for I can grow accustomed to anything (being, as you know, a man of peaceable disposition, like all men of small stature)-- yet why should these things be?
Habit differs from disposition in being more lasting and more firmly established.
He would have heard of channels and sandbanks, of natural features of the land useful for sea-marks, of villages and tribes and modes of barter and precautions to take: with the instructive tales about native chiefs dyed more or less blue, whose character for greediness, ferocity, or amiability must have been expounded to him with that capacity for vivid language which seems joined naturally to the shadiness of moral character and recklessness of disposition.

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