Definition for DE-CIS'ION

DE-CIS'ION, n. [s as z; L. decisio. See Decide.]

  1. Determination, as of a question or doubt; final judgment or opinion, in a case which has been under deliberation or discussion; as, the decision of the Supreme Court. He has considered the circumstances of the case and come to a decision.
  2. Determination of a contest or event; end of a struggle; as, the decision of a battle by arms.
  3. In Scotland, a narrative or report of the proceedings of the Court of Sessions. – Johnson.
  4. Report of the opinions and determinations of any tribunal. We say, read the decisions of the Court of King's Bench.
  5. Act of separation; division. [Not used.]
  6. Unwavering; firmness.

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