disposition
dis·po·si·tion n
1 a: the final determination of a matter (as a case or motion) by a court or quasi-judicial tribunal
the beneficiary of such a disposition of charges against himUnited States v. Smith, 354 A.2d 510 (1976) compare decision, holding, judgment, opinion, ruling, verdict
b: the sentence given to a convicted criminal defendant
probation is often a desirable disposition — W. R. LaFave and J. H. Israel; also: the sentence given to or treatment prescribed for a juvenile offender
2: transfer to the care, possession, or ownership of another
to either a surviving spouse or a charity, those disposition s are totally exonerated from the payment of taxesMatter of McKinney, 477 N.Y.S.2d 367 (1984); also: the power of such transferral
3: the state or condition of being predisposed: predisposition

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

disposition
I (determination) noun adjustment, conclusion, decision, disposal, final settlement of a matter, finding, order, pronouncement, putting in order, resolution, settlement, solution associated concepts: disposition of a case II (final arrangement) noun adjustment, administration, arrangement, array, conlocatio, control, direction, dispensation, disposal, dispositio, distribution, grouping, management, marshaling, method, order, ordering, ordinatio, organization, placement, regulation, settlement associated concepts: conditional disposition, final disposition, fraudulent disposition, power of disposition, testimentary disposition foreign phrases:
- Cujus est dare, efus est disponere. — Whoever has the right of giving a thing, has the right of any disposition of it
III (inclination) noun aptitude, bent, bias, cast, character, characteristic, characteristic mood, constitution, frame of mind, grain, humor, idiosyncrasy, inclination, individualism, indoles, ingenium, leaning, liking, makeup, mental constitution, mold, mood, native character, natura, natural fitness, natural tendency, nature, penchant, personality, predilection, predisposition, preference, proclivity, proneness, propensity, spirit, temper, temperament, tendency, turn of mind foreign phrases:
- Impunkas continuum affectum tribuit delinquendi. — Impunity confirms the disposition of a delinquent
IV (transfer of property) noun alienation, arrangement for disposal, assignment, conveyance, conveyancing, deliverance, delivery, dispensation, disposal, distribution, giving, manner of disposal, release, relinquishment, relinquishment by gift, sale, surrender, transfer, transference, vouchsafement, yielding associated concepts: dispose of and convey, disposition by will, final disposition, fraudulent disposition, power of disposition, sale or other disposition, testamentary disposition foreign phrases:
- Cujus est dare, ejus est disponere. — He who has a right to give, has the right to dispose of the gift
V index adjudication, adjustment, administration, allotment, animus, apportionment, array (order), assignment (transfer of ownership), bias, cession, character (personal quality), choice (decision), classification, complexion, conatus, dispensation (act of dispensing), distribution (arrangement), favor (partiality), frame (mood), habit, legacy, penchant, personality, posture (attitude), predilection, predisposition, preference (choice), proclivity, propensity, property (distinctive attribute), regulation (management), settlement, spirit, standpoint, state (condition), structure (composition), temperament, tendency, usage, use, will (desire), will (testamentary instrument)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


disposition
n.
(1) Giving up or relinquishing property, especially through a will.
(2) The settlement of a matter; a judge’s final ruling.
(3) In a criminal case, the sentence.
(4) Demeanor or personality.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


disposition
in Scottish conveyancing practice the name for the deed that transfers ownership of (conveys) real or heritable property. Once it was necessary to use the word dispone, but this has not been the case for some time. To obtain a real right good against the world the title must be recorded in the Register of Sasines or the Land Registry.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


disposition
1) The court's final determination of a lawsuit or criminal charge.
2) The act of transferring care, possession, or ownership to another, such as by deed or will.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


disposition
Act of disposing; transferring to the care or possession of another. The parting with, alienation of, or giving up of property. The final settlement of a matter and, with reference to decisions announced by a court, a judge's ruling is commonly referred to as disposition, regardless of level of resolution. In criminal procedure, the sentencing or other final settlement of a criminal case. With respect to a mental state, means an attitude, prevailing tendency, or inclination.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


disposition
Act of disposing; transferring to the care or possession of another. The parting with, alienation of, or giving up of property. The final settlement of a matter and, with reference to decisions announced by a court, a judge's ruling is commonly referred to as disposition, regardless of level of resolution. In criminal procedure, the sentencing or other final settlement of a criminal case. With respect to a mental state, means an attitude, prevailing tendency, or inclination.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

disposition
n.
   the court's final determination of a lawsuit or criminal charge.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Dispositĭon — (v. lat.), 1) Anordnung, Verordnung; so hießen Dispositiones, die Verordnungen der römischen Kaiser für den Augenblick, z.B. wenn er in den Krieg ziehen, verreisen etc. wollte. Dieses gehörte in ein eigenes Departement (Scrinium). das unter dem… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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