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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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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