Decision etymology


English word decision comes from Latin caedo, Latin ex, e (A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.), Latin cado

Etymology of decision

Detailed word origin of decision

Dictionary entry Language Definition
caedo Latin (lat) Cut, hew, fell.. Defeat decisively (defeat with heavy losses to the enemy side).. Kill.. Strike, beat.
ex, e Latin (lat) A name of the letter X. (+ ablative) out of, from.
cado Latin (lat) (impersonal) It happens, occurs, befalls, comes to pass. I cease. I decay. I die. I fall.
decido Latin (lat) (figuratively) I decide, determine, settle, terminate, put an end to; agree.. I beat severely, cudgel soundly, thrash.. I cut off or away; clip; reduce, diminish.
decisionis Latin (lat)
decision English (en) (boxing) To defeat an opponent by a decision of the judges, rather than by a knockout (baseball) A win or a loss awarded to a pitcher.. (chiefly combat sports) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest.. (uncountable) Firmness of conviction.. A choice or judgement.. The act of deciding.

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