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. wartēn 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.
The wrongful sentence, and award a new.
A*ward", v. i. To determine; to make an
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.
An award had been given against.
2. The paper containing the decision of
arbitrators; that which is warded. Bouvier.