Definition - Noun
1  : a ruling of a court upon an issue of law raised in a case
: the pronouncement of law supported by the reasoning in a court's opinion
compare decision dictum disposition finding judgment opinion ruling verdict
2  : any property that is owned or possessed ­usu. used in pl. <an increase in the company's ~s>

Definition - adj
: intended for temporary custody or detention <a ~ facility> <a ~ cell>

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