split decision

noun

Definition of split decision

: a decision in a boxing match reflecting a division of opinion among the referee and judges

Examples of split decision in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That case involved compensation for players’ names, images and likenesses and ended up in a split decision after an appeal. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "NCAA petitions U.S. Supreme Court in bid to preserve amateurism," 15 Oct. 2020 In the documentary, Hall lost his big Golden Glove fight in a split decision. al, "Suspect in Alabama State student’s murder sought to escape Chicago gang life through boxing," 21 Sep. 2020 In the documentary, Hall lost his big Golden Glove fight in a split decision. al, "Suspect in Alabama State student’s murder sought to escape Chicago gang life through boxing," 21 Sep. 2020 The court ruled, in a split decision, that the governor doesn't have the power to extend emergency declarations without the consent of the legislature. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer's order to put U.P. in Phase 4 in question after court ruling," 2 Oct. 2020 The judge’s August ruling was a split decision for Epic and Apple. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, "Hearing in ‘Fortnite’ Maker’s Apple Lawsuit to Test Antitrust Claims," 28 Sep. 2020 The council, in a split decision, had voted to cancel door-to-door trick-or-treating, citing Covid-19 concerns, but said residents could still put bowls of candy on their front porch or at the end of the driveway for the youngsters. Karen Caffarini, chicagotribune.com, "Merrillville reverses trick-or-treat order after state moves to Stage 5," 25 Sep. 2020 In the documentary, Hall lost his big Golden Glove fight in a split decision. al, "Suspect in Alabama State student’s murder sought to escape Chicago gang life through boxing," 21 Sep. 2020 In the documentary, Hall lost his big Golden Glove fight in a split decision. al, "Suspect in Alabama State student’s murder sought to escape Chicago gang life through boxing," 21 Sep. 2020

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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31 Oct 2020

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“Split decision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/split%20decision. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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