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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.


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


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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An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra observed that tech giants Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft India were not honouring the Indian law by allowing online advertisements on sex determination tests, to which the companies responded and stated that they are complying with all laws.
In support of this hypothesis, it is important to mention that in another functional hermaphrodite species for which we are currently doing transcriptomic work, the lion-paw scallop, although at present we have not found a gene for which BLAST searches indicates significant similarity to xol-1, other genes involved in early sex determination and known to be part of the XSE have been found, such as sex-1 (Galindo-Torres et al.
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Temperature sex determination has been claimed for 61 fish species belonging to 15 families representative of many types of fish (Ospina-Alvarez and Piferrer, 2008).
Couples who decide to undergo abortion for reasons other than sex determination will face intense scrutiny and possible harassment from the government.
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Activists blame ultrasonography for the rise in abortions, saying the technology is used for sex determination.
These variations could be explained by the interaction of the three components that governed sex in the Nile tilapia, a complex genetic sex determination system with a major determinant locus (sex chromosomes XX/XY) and some minor genetic factors (parental factors), as well as the influence of the temperature (environmental factors) (Baroiller et al.
Common old methods for sex determination such as anatomic methods require high-tech devices, and errors are sometimes observed in the results.