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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
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award

A communication from an owner accepting a bid or negotiated proposal. An award creates legal obligations between the parties.
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One of the many good news items emanating from the 1991 ceremony, where security was at an all-time high, was the outstanding patience and cooperation of the numerous awarders, awardees, and other attending VIPs.
This anthology was (and is) a slap in the face of the official verse mediocracy of the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, and major US prize awarders. A third volume, published in 2009, coedited by Rothenberg and Jeffrey Robinson, did a brilliant job covering the nineteenth century.
Caldera said the contract "may be with one vendor, or a consortium of vendors who will provide the technology package, run the help desk, and sign up the schools that will be the providers of the course content and awarders of degrees.