award

(redirected from awarded)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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

noun act of judgment, action, adjudgment, adjudication, authoritative decision, decision, decree, edict, finding, grant, judication, judicial deciiion, judicial sentence, opinion, order, order of the court, pronouncement, pronouncement by a court, recorded exxression of a formal judgment, resolution, result, ruling, rullng of the court, verdict, warrant
Associated concepts: arbitration and award, award of dammges, compensatory award, confirmation of an award, monetary award, punitive award

award

verb act on, addicere, adjudge, adjudge to be due, adjudicate, bestow by judicial decree, bring in a verdict, conclude, decide, decree, decree by deeiberate judgment, decree to be merited, deliver judgment, determine, establish, find, fix, ordain, order, pass judggent, pass sentence, pass upon, pronounce, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, rule, settle
See also: adjudge, adjudicate, adjudication, advance, apportion, benefit, bestow, bounty, cession, confer, contribute, contribution, convey, decide, decree, dedicate, degree, delegate, demise, determination, determine, dole, donation, dower, endow, endowment, endue, finding, gift, give, grant, gratuity, largess, leave, parcel, pass, pay, present, prize, provide, recognition, relief, remunerate, remuneration, reward, ruling, supply, tip, transfer, trover, verdict

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 ?
Albert Portevin [*] was awarded the JSS Gold Medal.
The first asks if the underlying cause of action leading to an award is the result of a tort or tort-like claim; the second test asks if the damages awarded are "on account of a personal injury or sickness.
Damages awarded over and above the amount necessary to compensate an injured party for the actual loss.
Stamper,(18) a law enforcement officer was successfully sued for an unconstitutional entry into the plaintiff's home, but the jury awarded only nominal damages.
Whiting Gold Medal is awarded for outstanding technical, engineering or managerial contributions to the ferrous sector of the Industry.
The plaintiffs in the action, investors who had bought about $18 million in Miniscribe bonds sold in 1987, were awarded $20 million in actual damages and $530 million in punitive damages.
National title winners were awarded scholarships: Michele Micholas, teacher Dawn Laviola Schaub of Pompton Plains, New Jersey, is 1999 Miss Dance of America; and Tony Borgouris, teacher Charlotte Klein of Worcester, Massachusetts, is Mr.
DHL is the first company that has been awarded the Platinum Award in the Airfreight/Courier Service Category for the Asia region for two consecutive years.
The above-mentioned Denon AVR-5805 A/V receiver was also awarded with a Digital Entertainment Group "Digital Innovation Award in the "Sound" category.
awarded $250,000 at a black-tie gala last night to educators, scientists and social entrepreneurs who use technology to benefit mankind.
InnoCentive, the first online science-based collaboration forum, has been awarded the "Enterprise Business Transformation Award" for its online research and development network that connects the global scientific community.