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abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months.
See also: abide, by, decision

landmark decision

A legal decision that sets a precedent for how similar cases are to be resolved in the future. Review that landmark decision—it should help us to build our case.
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make a decision

To decide; to choose something. What do you want for dinner? I need you to make a decision so that I can start cooking.
See also: decision, make

eleventh-hour decision

A decision made at the last possible moment or opportunity. I was shocked that they reached an eleventh-hour decision after weeks of squabbling.
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snap decision

A decision made hastily, recklessly, or without careful consideration. The company enjoyed huge success in the '90s, but a series of snap decisions backfired on them, leading them to the brink of bankruptcy. The officer made the snap decision to take the unresponsive child into his patrol car and rush her to the hospital himself.
See also: decision, snap

arrive at a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally arrived at a decision. Have the doctors arrived at a decision yet?
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reach a decision

To reach a particular decision or understanding. I'm thrilled to announce that the committee has finally reached a decision. Have the doctors reached a decision yet?
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arrive at a decision

 and reach a decision
to make a decision; decide. Have you arrived at a decision yet? We will reach a decision tomorrow.
See also: arrive, decision

eleventh-hour decision

Fig. a decision made very late in a process, or at the last possible moment. Eleventh-hour decisions are seldom satisfactory. The president's eleventh-hour decision was made in a great hurry, but it turned out to be correct.
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However, it is the indecision regret which has a strong relationship with life satisfaction, not the actual decisional procrastination itself.
refused, insisting she would not lose decisional capacity.
First, it is worth paying attention to Justice Scalia's distinction between decisional theory and results.
The guides elicited decisional needs using open-ended questions and structured probes or questions based on the ODSF (see Table 2).
The relationships among the components of parent satisfaction (communication skill, clinical competence, caring behavior, and decisional control) were explored in relation to the parents' intent to adhere to the recommended care regimen.
Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to triangulate findings and provide a fuller perspective of decisional conflict and potential modifiers in the context of HD access decisions for patients with stage 5D CKD (Sandelowski, 2000a).
Participants only differentiated between a full grant of forgiveness and a decisional grant of forgiveness (i.
Second, the increase in mandamus petitions should be negligible if Florida's district courts are not abusing their discretion by issuing excessive amounts of unelaborated PCA decisions in cases involving decisional conflicts, issues of exceptional importance, or issues of first impression.
A partir de la matriz decisional normalizada, multiplicando cada columna de la misma por el peso preferencial correspondiente se obtiene la matriz decisional normalizada y ponderada.
With extensive patient and family engagement, the initiative was designed to address decisional conflict of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) through the implementation of 3 key resources:
Este libro es util por su tratamiento de la analogia como induccion y su intento por precisar el alcance de los juicios instrumentales mediante la aplicacion consecuente de una teoria decisional comparativa.
British Columbia, that pointed to the danger of abuse while upholding the law against assisting suicide, the current court deemed preventing all assistance of suicide "overbroad" on the grounds that "vulnerability can be assessed on an individual basis, using the procedures that physicians apply in their assessment of informed consent and decisional capacity in the context of medical decision-making more generally.
Decisional privacy, for example, has been debated for decades in the US Supreme Court but ours has only begun to.