(law) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
Other Word Forms of Award
Origin of Award
Middle English awarden from Anglo-Norman awarder to decide (a legal case) variant of Old North French eswarder es- out (from Latin ex ex–) warder to judge, guard wer-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English awarden, from Anglo-Norman awarder, from Medieval Latin *exwardare, from Latin ex (“out”) + Medieval Latin wardare, guardare (“to observe, regard, guard”); see ward, guard, regard.
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