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{h,1}award ( vt ) Anglo-French awarder, agarder to look at, decide on, impose, alteration of Old French esguarder to look at, from es-, intensive prefix + guarder to guard

1 :to give in accordance with a judicial or administrative determination or decision [⁓ punitive damages]

2 :to grant as deserved [⁓ed the contract to the lowest bidder]

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