Definition for DE-TERM'IN-A'TION


  1. The act of determining or deciding.
  2. Decision of a question in the mind; firm resolution; settled purpose; as, they have acquainted me with their determination.
  3. Judicial decision; the ending of a controversy or suit by the judgment of a court. Justice is promoted by a speedy determination of causes, civil and criminal.
  4. Absolute direction to a certain end. Remissness can by no means consist with a constant determination of the will to the greatest apparent good. Locke.
  5. An ending; a putting an end to; as, the determination of a will. – Blackstone.

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