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DECISION

A conclusion reached after an evaluation of facts and law.

As a generic term, decision refers to both administrative and judicial determinations. It includes final judgments, rulings, and inter-locutory or provisional orders made by the court pending the outcome of the case. Frequently, a decision is considered the initial step in a rendition by a court of a judgment in an action.

When referring to judicial matters, a decision is not the same as an opinion, although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. A decision is the pronouncement of the solution of the court or judgment in a case, while an opinion is a statement of the reasons for its determination made by the court.

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de·ci·sion / diˈsizhən/ • n. a conclusion or resolution reached after consideration. ∎  the action or process of deciding something or of resolving a question. ∎  a formal judgment: a Supreme Court decision. ∎  the ability or tendency to make decisions quickly; decisiveness: a woman of decision. ∎ Boxing the awarding of a fight, in the absence of a knockout or technical knockout, to the boxer with the most rounds won or with the most points. ∎ Baseball a win or a loss assigned to a pitcher.

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