Award 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. wart[=e]n 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. [1913 Webster]

To review The wrongful sentence, and award a new. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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