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The final resolution or conclusion of a controversy.

In legal use, determination usually implies the conclusion of a dispute or lawsuit by the rendering of a final decision. After consideration of the facts, a determination is generally set forth by a court of justice or other type of formal decision maker, such as the head of an Administrative Agency.

Determination has been used synonymously with adjudication, award, decree, and judgment. A ruling is a judicial determination concerning matters, such as the admissibility of evidence or a judicial or an administrative interpretation of a statute or regulation.

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


1 the termination of an estate or interest.
2 the decision reached by a court of justice on a disputed matter.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DETERMINATION. The end, the conclusion, of a right or authority; as, the determination of a lease. 1 Com. Dig. Estates by Grant, G 10, 11, and 12.. The determination of an authority is the end of the authority given; the end of the return day of a writ determines the authority of the sheriff; the death of the principal determines the authority of a mere attorney. By determination is also understood the decision or judgment of a court of justice.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sex determination from the head of the femur of South African whites and blacks, Forensic Science International (2001) 117:15-22.
The significant family differences and differential parental effects on sex ratio as revealed in this study strongly argue for genetic control over sex determination. Further, the finding of two sire types and the segmented distribution of family sex ratio in two to four groups or subgroups, suggests that family sex ratio is not controlled by a large number of genes.
De Looze, "A new hypothesis on the evolution of sex determination in vertebrates; big females ZW, big males XY," Netherlands Journal of Zoology, vol.
All the women who knew about sex determination in both urban (N = 93) and rural areas (N = 25) also knew about technique used such as sonography.
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Sex determination using discriminant function analysis in children and adolescents: a lateral cephalometric study.
Tuskan, "The development of two flanking SCAR markers linked to a sex determination locus in Salix viminalis L," Journal ofHeredity, vol.
In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, sex determination is a direct function of X-chromosome dosage, with XX being hermaphrodites if the ratio of X-chromosomes to autosomes (A) is balanced (2X/2A = 1), and X0 being male (Hodgkin 2002).
These reports lead us to experiment aiming at evaluation of the effect of animal sex steroids on sex determination in plants.
Reliable sex determination is one of the principal aims when examining human skeletal remains.