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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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When the glass interacts with the hammer, the glass undergoes a conspicuous change, and we attribute the disposition to the object that undergoes the conspicuous change.
Compare the prospective teachers' disposition about instructional planning and strategies (DIPS) among different public universities of Punjab.
The ECU graduate students indicated that flexibility is a key disposition as well.
Therefore, the partial asset disposition election has built in a tax rate arbitrage by allowing taxpayers to reduce recapture amounts and use normal capital gains treatment.
Another key here is that the actions that originate from a given disposition or sets of habits may manifest differently in different contexts, and this flexibility is to be encouraged.
As the call for this special issue suggests, there is an "intertwining and 'considerable diversity' of dispositions, moral philosophy, character development, academic integrity, ethical professional conduct, [and] professional identity" in teacher education theory and research.
Written examinations are cross-pollinated with a practical exercise graded by disposition experts.
"Elevating the initial disposition authority will assure all allegations of sexual assault are taken seriously and receive the careful attention they deserve from the very beginning."
As a result of the benefits associated with assessing disposition, the faculty in the education department in this study wanted to develop a research-based instrument which could be used to convey to education majors the department's expectations for their dispositions in the field.
A current non-reductive view of dispositions posits irreducible dispositions that ground necessities in nature.
It was also believed that the demographics of the student might play a role in their interaction with the disposition instruction, and thus the scores before and after the course.
Rather than knowledge of content or skills at teaching, Thornton explore the less tangible teacher quality indicator called teacher dispositions, which have been part of teaching standards for several decades.

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