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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.

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n. the court's final determination of a lawsuit or criminal charge.

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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.
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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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We first need to be clear about the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic properties because a clear understanding of the distinction will enable us to assess adequately McKitrick's definition and examples of extrinsic dispositions. Lewis and McKitrick state the distinction as follows:
Likewise, Dottin (2009) said now a days to train the future effective teachers are the main purpose of teacher education program and also make such person who not only have a degree but who have the knowledge, skills and dispositions that they need to become an effective teacher.
In preparation for the dispositions assignment, students read The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as articles on the topic.
1.168(i)-8(d)(2) allows a taxpayer to elect to dispose of a portion of an asset for certain disposition transactions that include retirement of the portion.
Such desires have sparked the current emphasis on insuring that future educators possess the right dispositions toward teaching, leading some to conclude that developing dispositions is the most important aspect of teacher education (Wilkerson, 2006).
In their edited volume Teaching as a Moral Practice: Defining, Developing, and Assessing Professional Dispositions in Teacher Education, Murrell, Diez, Feiman-Nemser, and Schussler (2010) call readers' attention to the centrality of dispositions in teacher preparedness by describing the embodied personal experiences of teachers and the challenges faced by colleges and universities in their efforts to conceptualize, develop, and assess dispositions in teacher education programs.
Dispositions related to effective teaching have been defined in a number of ways over the years.
In 'Dispositions, Causes, and Reduction', Jennifer McKitrick argues that dispositions cannot be metaphysically (or conceptually) reduced to causes, but causes may be metaphysically reduced to dispositions.
Based on the task force's work examining the moral, ethical, and professional development of teacher candidates using dispositions, this text provides an explanatory overview of teacher dispositions and how they have evolved into a lightning rod of controversy in teacher preparation.
The idea that dispositions are an intrinsic matter has been popular among contemporary philosophers of dispositions.
This study posits that the application of multicultural dispositions as a training tool for classroom teachers and counselors is a prime example of adopting policy and practice that is intentionally inviting to the benefit of a diverse student population.
Rexford Industrial Realty announced the acquisition of five industrial properties for a total of $110.3M and the disposition of two properties for $12.8M.