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award

Law
a. the decision of an arbitrator
b. a grant made by a court of law, esp of damages in a civil action

award

A communication from an owner accepting a bid or negotiated proposal. An award creates legal obligations between the parties.
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1 Although this article explores the awarding of attorney's fees in civil suits alleging constitutional violations, the same principles apply to a wide variety of lawsuits in which Congress has provided for attorney's fees, including suits alleging illegal discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.