award


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to award: reward

Award

To concede; to give by judicial determination; to rule in favor of after an evaluation of the facts, evidence, or merits. The decision made by a panel of arbitrators or commissioners, a jury, or other authorized individuals in a controversy that has been presented for resolution. A document that memorializes the determination reached in a dispute.

A jury awards damages; a Municipal Corporation awards a Public Contract to a bidder.

award

1) n. the decision of an arbitrator or commissioner (or any non-judicial arbiter) of a controversy. 2) v. to give a judgment of money to a party to a lawsuit, arbitration, or administrative claim. Example: "Plaintiff is awarded $27,000." (See: judgment)

award

1 to declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator.
2 the decision of an arbitrator.
3 a grant made by a court of law, especially of damages in a civil action.

AWARD. The judgment of an arbitrator or arbitrators on a matter submitted to him or them : arbitrium est judicium. The writing which contains such judgment is also called an award.
     2. The qualifications requisite to the validity of an award are, that it be consonant to the submission; that it be certain; be of things possible to be performed, and not contrary to law or reason; and lastly, that it be final.
     3.-1. It is manifest that the award must be confined within the powers given to the arbitrators, because, if their decisions extend beyond that authority, this is all assumption of, power not delegated, which cannot legally affect the parties. Kyd on Aw. 140 1 Binn. 109; 13 Johns. 187 Id. 271; 6 Johns. 13, 39 11 Johns. 133; 2 Mass. 164; 8 Mass. 399; 10 Mass. 442 Caldw. on Arb. 98; 2 Harring. 347; 3 Harring. 22; 5 Sm. & Marsh. 172; 8 N. H. Rep. 82; 6 Shepl. 251; 12 Gill & John. 456; 22 Pick. 144. If the arbitrators, therefore, transcend their authority, their award pro tanto will be void but if the void part affect not the merits. of the submission, the residue will be valid. 1 Wend. 326; 13 John. 264; 1 Cowen, 117 2 Cowen, 638; 1 Greenl. 300; 6 Greenl. 247; 8 Mass. 399; 13 Mass. 244; 14 Mass.43; 6 Harr. & John. 10; Doddr. Eng, Lawyer, 168-176; Hardin, 326; 1 Yeates, R. 513.
     4.-2. The award ought to be certain, and so expressed that no reasonable doubt can arise on the face of it, as to the arbitrator's meaning, or as to the nature and extent of the duties imposed by it on the parties. An example of such uncertainty may be found in the following cases: An award, directing one party to bind himself in an obligation for the quiet enjoyment of lands, without expressing in what sum the obligor should be bound. 5 Co. 77 Roll. Arbit. Q 4. Again, an award that one should give security to the other, for the payment of a sum of money, or the performance of any particular, act, when the kind of security is not specified. Vin. Ab. Arbitr. Q 12; Com. Dig. Arbitrament, E 11 Kyd on Aw. 194 3 S. & R. 340 9 John. 43; 2 Halst. 90; 2 Caines, 235 3 Harr. & John. 383; 3 Ham. 266 1 Pike, 206; 7 Metc. 316 5 Sm. & Marsh. 712 13 Verm. 53; 5 Blackf. 128; 2 Hill, 75 3 Harr 442.
     5.-3. It must be possible to be performed, be lawful and reasonable. An award that could not by any possibility be performed, as if it directed that the party should deliver a deed not in his possession, or pay a sum of money at a day past, it would of course be void. But the, award that the party should pay a sum of money, although he might not then be able to do so, would be binding. The award must not direct anything to be done contrary to law, such as the performance of an act which would render the party a trespasser or a felon, or would subject him to an action. It must also be reasonable, for if it be of things nugatory in themselves, and offering no advantage to either of the parties, it cannot be enforced. Kirby, 253.
     6.-4. The award must be final that is, it must conclusively adjudicate all the matters submitted. 1 Dall. 173 2 Yeates, 4 Rawle, 304; 1 Caines, 304 Harr. & Gill, 67 Charlt. 289; 3 Pike) 324; 3 Harr. 442; 1 P. S. R. 395; 4 Blackf. 253; 11 Wheat. 446. But if the award is as final as, under the circumstances of the case it might be expected, it will be considered as valid. Com. Dig. Arbitrament, E 15. As to the form, the award may be by parol or by deed, but in general it must be made in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the submission. (q.v.) Vide, generally, Kyd on Awards, Index, h.t.; Caldwell on Arbitrations, Index, h.t.; Dane's Ab. c. 13; Com. Dig. Arbitrament, E; Id Chancery, 2 K 1, &c.; 3 Vin. Ab. 52, 372 1 158 15 East, R. 215; 1 Ves. Jr. 364 1 Saund. 326, notes 1, 2, and 3; Wats. on Arbitrations and Awards; 3 Bouv. Inst., n. 2402 to 2500.

References in periodicals archive ?
In Balochi prose, the Syed Zahoor Shah Hashmi Award was given to Ghani Parwaz for his bookMaah Sara-u-Roch-i-Cheer.
In Saraiki poetry, the Khwaja Ghulam Fareed Award was given to Saeed Akhtar for his bookNokh.
Abstract of the Year: Katie McCabe, JD Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law: Benjamin Meier, JD, LLM, PhD Jennifer Robbins Award for the Practice of Public Health Law: Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH Lifetime Achievement in Public Health Law: Marice Ashe, JD, MPH Student Abstract of the Year: Thomas Griner, JD, MPP
Avedis Donabedian Quality Award: Michael Kanter, MD Distinguished Service Award: Judith Katzburg, PhD, MPH, RN Effective Practice Award: Derval Petersen, DHEd, MAOM Outstanding Leadership/Advocacy Award: Mary Driscoll, MPH Young Professional Award: Lei-Shih Chen, PhD, PT, CHES
Danielle Buxton, BEEF Financial Awards, Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship and Mary L LeRay Memorial Culinary Arts Award
Kelsey Cormier, President's Award for Educational Achievement and The John & Abigail Adams Scholarship
Helen Wilson -Joint award for achievement on NVQ Programme.
Ruth Nally - The Nat West Bank Award for the most outstanding learner on a childcare and education course.
Achievement Award: This award is presented to an individual nominated from general membership but selected by the Board of Trustees for one demonstrating the most outstanding achievements in promoting the objectives of the Association and furthering the profession of dental assisting.
Harrison was the first recipient of the national Sullivan-Schein Award of Excellence presented in 1997.
Princess Grace Awards Christine Giancatarino; New York, NY 212.31Z1470 cmg@pgfusa.com; veww.pgfusa.com Deadline: 04/30/2007; Number awarded: 6 Please visit our website for instructions Scholarship money pays for: Tuition for classes, salary assistance
Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance California Institute of the Arts Clyde Howell, Admissions Counselor; Valencia, CA 661.291.3046 chowell@calarts.edu; www.calarts.edu Deadline: 03/02/2007; Number awarded: Multiple Requirements: Must apply for Financial Aid