award


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Award \A*ward"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Awarding.] [OF. eswarder to look at, consider, decide,
   judge; es (L. ex) + warder, garder, to observe, take heed,
   keep, fr. OHG. wart[=e]n to watch, guard. See Ward.]
   To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or
   apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to
   adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the
   complainant.
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         To review
         The wrongful sentence, and award a new.  --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Award \A*ward"\, v. i.
   To determine; to make an award.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Award \A*ward"\, n. [Cf. OF. award, awart, esgart. See Award,
   v. t.]
   1. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The
      decision of arbitrators in a case submitted."Impatient for
      the award." --Cowper.
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            An award had been given against.      --Gilpin.
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   2. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that
      which is warded. --Bouvier.
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