Definition of Split decision

1. Noun. A boxing decision in which the judges are not unanimous.

Generic synonyms: Decision

Definition of Split decision

1. Noun. (context: competitive fighting) an outcome in several full-contact combat sports where two of the three judges score for the same fighter as the winner, while the third judge scores for the other fighter. ¹

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Literary usage of Split decision

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1. Muhammad Ali & Company by Thomas Hauser (1998)
"And IBF middleweight champ James Toney was awarded a split decision over Dave Tiberi that had much of the crowd on its collective feet shouting about cow ..."

2. More Than a Name: State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its Consequences in by Scott Long, A. Widney Brown, Gail Cooper (2003)
"82 The case reached the country's Supreme Court in 2001; in a split decision in March of that year, it found that a same-sex relationship could not be ..."

3. OECD Economic Surveys: Austria by OECD (2005)
"... by practicing physicians, which they do not finance, which adds to split decision-making and financing responsibilities on health service provision. ..."

4. Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California by Commonwealth Club of California (1903)
"... certification of a question, or the granting of a hearing or the rendering of a divided (split) decision as prerequisites to the review sought. ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"11 July 1968 There was no great rush to judgment following the split decision by Heritage, but Strunk & White 1972 gave the subject brief mention, ..."

6. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"The constitutionality of Section 286 (c) was upheld in a split-decision Supreme Court case in 1996. The punishment for violation of this section is ..."

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