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Decisioun, n. Also: -oune, -one, decesioun(e; desicioun, -sitioun; dissisiowne, -issioun, -itioun, -esione, dischesioun. [Late ME. decysion (1490), e.m.E. decysyon, -cision, OF. decision, L. dēcīsio.] Decision.(a) 1456 Hay I. 274/12 (the determinacioun and decesioun of the questioun). 1493 Antiq. Aberd. & B. II. 212 (for the decisione of the landis debatabile). 1503 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. I. 47 (the decisioun of ane assise). 1515 Fife Sheriff Ct. 19 (the decisioune of the pley). 1551 Hamilton Cat. 5 (the decisiouns and determinatiouns of general counsallis). 1592 Conv. Burghs I. 384 (be delay of decisioun thairintill). 1664 Rec. Old Aberd. I. 329 (the decesioune of the said divisioune).(b) 1532 Lamont P. 41 (quhatsumeuir desicioun that salbe maid). 1558 Inverness Sheriff Ct. 61 b (for desitioun of the said actioun). 1588 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 280 (that the said … remitt to my desicioun all eilestis). 1607 Melrose R. Rec. I. 32 (the desitioun of thair nychtbouris).(c) 1480 Acta Conc. 63/2 (the caus, knaulage, and dississioun thairof). 1531 Stirlings of Keir 341 (the dischesioun of the saidis actiones). 1575 Maxwell Mem. II. 141 (the dissisiowne of that). 1615 Lanark B. Rec. 124.
The balleis for dissitioun of the said debait ... , efter conding tryall tain, fald [etc.]

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