v. t.

  1. 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.
  2. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
  3. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.

v. i.

  1. To determine; to make an award.