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Awarding

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

         To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new.
                                                  --Dryden.

Source : WordNet®

awarding
     n : a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of
         compensation by the court" [syn: {award}]
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